The Way You Think About Hearing Care Can Affect Your Overall Health

Your attitude toward hearing care can affect your overall health. That’s one of the topics explored at the Revolution for the Senses conference held in Orlando, Florida February 27 – March 1, 2015. More than 1100 leading hearing care professionals from across the US participated in the national conference that focused on hearing and its impact on health, well-being and productivity.

Numerous studies tell us that untreated hearing loss can lead to isolation, depression, anxiety and frustration. We know that good hearing is important to maintaining quality of life, including healthy cognitive function. Researchers have also shown a correlation between hearing health and cardiovascular disease.

The upsides of regular hearing care are obvious. And when hearing loss is detected, there are many modern, discreet hearing solutions available – far more than even 10 years ago. Today’s hearing solutions feature innovative sound processing that makes it easier to join in conversation and enjoy the world of sounds around us.

The new Oticon Alta2 with BrainHearing™ technology can be personalized to each user’s unique hearing needs and sound preferences – including soft sounds. The clearest, purest sound possible is delivered in a way that the brain is best able to understand. The result is better hearing with less effort and up to 20% improvement in soft speech understanding.

New Tinnitus SoundSupport™ is also available in select models of Alta2 to provide relief for people who experience tinnitus, the ringing, whistling or other noises in the ear. Tinnitus SoundSupport is the first integrated relief sound generator to offer ocean sounds, a popular category of sounds that have shown great promise in decreasing tinnitus annoyance.

Research from the National Council on Aging demonstrates that when people address their hearing loss, the improvements in social, emotional, psychological and physical well-being can be impressive. With such life-altering potential, it just makes good sense for people to make hearing care part of their regular health check-ups.

For more information about hearing health, new Alta2 and Tinnitus SoundSupport, please contact San Francisco Audiology at (415) 362-2901.