If you’re an Arlington, TX senior who has been experiencing hearing loss and depression then we’ve got some valuable information for you.
The Dangers Of Untreated Hearing Loss
Many Arlington, TX seniors are surprised to discover that hearing loss and depression often come hand in hand. The difficulty in hearing others, a lack of sense of control as hearing diminishes and a sense of helplessness sometimes cause people dealing with hearing loss to become depressed. Sometimes referred to a “deafness depression” this situation can feel overwhelming at times.
The first step to solving the problem is identifying the level of hearing loss a person is experiencing, and then finding a solution.
Some people aren’t aware of the level of hearing loss they’re experiencing because most often hearing diminishes slowly over time. If someone is not aware of their own hearing loss there are often clues that can help identify if there is a problem that needs addressing:
- Do you have difficulty hearing public speakers in large crowds?
- Have you been told you’re “speaking very loudly” when you weren’t aware?
- Do you regularly miss phone calls even though the ringer is turned up?
- Are you finding it necessary to “read lips” to understand people when they speak?
- Does family often complain that your TV or radio is turned up so loud it bothers them?
- Do you often ask people to repeat themselves because you didn’t quite hear what they just said to you?
If any of these symptoms describe you then it’s likely you’re experiencing some level of significant hearing loss. If you’ve also been feeling “down in the dumps” or depressed then it’s very possible that your hearing is a contributing factor.
So what can you do about your situation?
Avoid The Dual Pain Of Hearing Loss And Depression
As an Arlington, TX senior who thinks that their hearing might be less than ideal it’s time to schedule a hearing test.
Lifetime Hearing offers free hearing exams in our 6 DFW offices including our Arlington location at 2608 Matlock Road. During your easy pain-free exam you’ll be asked to identify a range of sounds. The qualified audiologist supervising your hearing test will guide you through the process and explain your results once the test is completed.
You’ll have the chance to ask questions to ensure you completely understand the results of your test and then you’ll be shown a wide range of hearing aid solutions that can address your personal hearing needs.
Unlike some manufacturer-owned hearing providers who only carry a single brand, Lifetime Hearing offers a wide range of makes and models from the top hearing aid manufacturers. You’ll know the recommendations you receive from us are the best for your situation and that you have a variety of choices not limited to one manufacturer.
Schedule Your Free Hearing Test Today!
You definitely don’t want untreated hearing loss to lead to depression, right? Of course not.
Call our Arlington, TX office at (817) 751-7103 to schedule your free appointment. Our staff will help answer any questions you have before your visit and schedule your free hearing test at the day and time that’s most convenient for you!
Don’t let hearing loss and depression get the best of you. Call (817) 751-7103 to schedule your appointment today!