Hearing Loss and Income
Can you afford not to hear?
DID YOU KNOW THAT YOUR HEARING HEALTH HAS AN IMPACT ON YOUR INCOME?
The Better Hearing Institute reports that workers with untreated hearing loss lose as much as $30,000 in income annually, depending on their degree of loss.
Your hearing and your job
Good communication skills are increasingly playing more of a critical role in the American workforce, with great impact on your wallet. Growing evidence indicates that those with hearing loss are more likely to report underemployment.
Already, nearly 40 million Americans suffer from hearing loss, with the majority still in the workforce. More shocking, 30% suspect they have some sort of hearing loss, but have not sought treatment. Asking for someone to repeat themselves, misunderstanding what is being said, or even just pretending to hear when they cannot are all burdens that weigh heavily on American workers with untreated hearing loss. Hearing aids can improve the negative effects of hearing loss in social situations, and in job performance.
Effects of untreated hearing loss
Hearing loss isn’t just an ear issue; it’s a quality of life and health issue.
Untreated hearing loss can have serious and wide-ranging consequences:
• Increased mental fatigue/stress
• Poor memory
• Difficulty with attention focusing
• Social withdrawal
• Poor job performance
• Inability to hear sounds signaling hazards
Hearing aids can lessen the cognitive load on your brain as well as help improve feelings of isolation and depression.
Hearing aids can help
Hearing aids process sound signals so it's easier for your brain to understand them. They also reduce the cognitive load, making it easier for your brain to perform other tasks. Benefits of wearing hearing aids may include:
• Reduced mental fatigue
• Decreased feelings of isolation and depression
• Improved ability to do several things at once
• Improved memory, attention and focus
• Improved communication skills
Don't put off seeking help any longer - contact us today to schedule a FREE hearing consultation.