Hearing loss currently affects more than 36 million Americans. Although hearing problems are commonly associated with the normal aging process, more than half of all hearing impaired persons are younger than 65. With the increased use of personal music players (MP3 players) and earbuds, the number of Americans experiencing hearing loss at a younger age is growing.
On average, most Americans consider hearing loss a condition that is simply associated with aging and don’t know how to recognize the condition or who is qualified to diagnose and treat the condition. In an effort to raise public awareness for the growing number of Americans suffering from hearing loss, the American Academy of Audiology in conjunction with Broadwater Hearing Care is celebrating Better Hearing Month this May.
As part of Better Hearing Month, Broadwater Hearing Care is encouraging consumers to be more aware of their hearing health.
“Hearing loss can be caused by exposure to loud noises, ear infections, trauma, or ear disease: harm to the inner ear and ear drum; illness or certain medications; and deterioration due to the normal aging process,” explains Susan E. Terry, AuD, Doctor of Audiology.
An audiologist is a highly educated and clinically experienced health care professional specializing in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating people with hearing loss and balance disorders. Hearing loss can affect people of all ages – from birth on.
If you have trouble hearing conversation, ringing in the ear, or would like to learn how to prevent hearing loss, it is important to see an audiologist.
“Broadwater Hearing Care has been providing hearing healthcare to St. Petersburg since 1988. Our goal has always been to help our patients hear the very best that they can,” stated Susan E. Terry, AuD, F-NAP, F-AAA.
Broadwater Hearing Care’s audiologist has specialties including:
Diagnostic hearing evaluations
Prescribing and fitting hearing aids
Tinnitus diagnostic evaluation and treatment
Hearing rehabilitation training
Hearing protection devices
Although most hearing loss is permanent, an audiologist can determine the best treatment.
For more information or to schedule an interview, contact us at:
Broadwater Hearing Care, Inc.
4107 5th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713