Advice Worth Hearing During National Men’s Health Month
An often overlooked component of men’s health care is a focus on hearing health – despite the fact that six out of ten people with hearing loss are men. During June, National Men’s Health Month, Randall D. Smith of Denver Hearing Aids aims to encourage men in the Denver Metro area to consider hearing health as an integral part of their overall well-being. “That means scheduling regular hearing screenings and taking steps necessary to protect your hearing on a daily basis,” says Smith. Even simple steps such as avoiding loud environments, wearing hearing protection or simply turning down the volume can go a long way to protecting hearing health.
“We hope to motivate men who have not addressed their hearing loss to take action this month,” says Smith. Addressing your untreated hearing loss can have immediate and long term benefits for you and your family. Numerous studies have shown that untreated hearing loss can lead to isolation, depression, anxiety and frustration. Hearing loss can negatively impact relationships with family and friends and even hurt your ability to succeed in the workplace. He also points to a national study by the Better Hearing Institute that reported Americans with unaddressed hearing loss make less money than people with normal hearing, negatively impacting household income, on average by $23,000 per year.
“We want to encourage men with hearing loss to take the first step toward better hearing by making an appointment for a hearing health check.”