How soon can we tell if your spouse needs hearing aids?
Many seniors want to know just how early we can tell if their spouse needs hearing aids. That’s a fair question and one that should not go unanswered. You need to feel comfortable and confident with the information you are receiving regarding whether or not your spouse needs hearing aids.
According to the American Academy of Audiology, all individuals should have their first hearing screening by the age of fifty. I second that notion, and find that the age of 50 is the perfect age for an audiology visit. This is an important step in helping to ensure that your spouse’s ears are healthy and not increasing the risk of cognitive decline, depression, or social isolation.
By taking your spouse to a hearing health care provider at the age of 50, we are able to establish a baseline that can be used to monitor or treat audiology needs that might arise. At this age, senior’s tend to be young, active, and healthy which means our baseline results are not skewed or diminished by co-morbidities or the aging process. For most 50 year old individuals, their visit with the hearing health care provider is nothing more than a screening.
However, there are a small number of seniors, around 5 to 10 percent, who can benefit from what we refer to as “interceptive audiology.” There are potentially dangerous problems that we find and address, including:
By addressing these issues above, we also help to alleviate social issues, where seniors may be the victim of isolation, depression, or brain shrinkage simply because of the lack of auditory stimulation to the brain. An individual’s ears and auditory processing can have a major impact on their well-being as they age. With a corrected hearing loss, they are more likely to be confident and social, as well as gain a host of health benefits.
Dr. Keith Darrow, PhD
E.I.A. Director of Research
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