International Audiology Awareness Month
Every October, Audiology Awareness Month serves to educate the public about the role of audiologists when it comes to hearing health care. Audiology Awareness Month also serves to educate the public about the role of audiologists when it comes to hearing health care. Audiologists have a valuable and varied role in treating the hearing health of people of all ages, from the very young to the very old. They not only perform hearing evaluations and fit hearing aids, but also treat noise induced hearing loss, ear infections, trauma and damage to inner ear and eardrum due to illness or ototoxic medications.
In addition to highlighting the importance of hearing health and bringing attention to audiology, Audiology Awareness Month also brings attention to the potential ramifications of leaving hearing loss untreated. Hearing loss is the third most common health condition faced by older adults after heart disease and diabetes, yet unlike those conditions only 20 percent of those with hearing loss actually seek treatment. In multiple studies, untreated hearing loss has been linked to higher rates of depression, as well as anger, frustration and social isolation. Other studies have shown that those with untreated hearing loss have higher risk of dementia and cognitive decline.
October is a great month to get your hearing checked, or to encourage a loved one to do so. This October we want everyone to ‘’COME TOGETHER’’ to share our knowledge and aid those in need.
Make an appointment with International Hearing Centre this October and be part of the conversation once again.