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What You Didn't Know About Hearing Loss

12-01-2015

By: Certified Audiologists Trang Rogers and Jennie Sabers.

Did you know that common health conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, hypertension, obesity, and heart disease are correlated with increased risk for hearing loss? Other factors such as smoking, noise, and certain medications can also put you at risk for hearing loss. Hearing loss, if left untreated, can put a person at risk for accelerated, cognitive decline (i.e., dementia), depression, anxiety, increased risk of falling, and increased fatigue.

One in three people over the age of 60 have hearing loss, making it one of the most common health conditions in the United States. One in five teenagers has some type of hearing loss. Tinnitus affects one in five people and 90% of those people with tinnitus also have hearing loss.

Hearing loss can only be diagnosed by an audiologist. Bozeman Health Audiology has two full-time audiologists, both licensed by the State of Montana. We also hold certificates of clinical competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association.

Bozeman Health Audiology offers a full range of diagnostic evaluations across the lifespan, hearing aid selection and fittings including assistive listening devices, as well as custom hearing protection.

If you have other questions, please visit our Audiology Department Page.

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