Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I Read an interesting article and thought I would pass on some of the key information. I found this very helpful.
"When you lose your eyesight, you lose contact with things. When you lose your hearing, you lose contact with people." Helen Keller (1880-1968)
Vision and hearing are the two senses that are an essential part of our everyday life. We depend on them constantly as we go through life. Whether we are at work or enjoying a leisurely day with our family these two senses allow us to interact with lobed ones more completely. Unfortunately many people in the United States go undiagnosed with hearing loss despite its importance. Didi you know that an estimated 1.7 million adults age 65 and over report both vision AND hearing loss?
There are many causes for hearing and vision loss which result from somewhat similar genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. Exposure to oxidative stress, cigarette smoking and atherosclerosis and its risk factors have been linked to age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and hearing loss. No matter what the cause, these two impairments were found to have a cumulative effect on a persons function and well being affecting loved ones both mentally and physically.
Because of the strong connection between our vision and our hearing we are pleased to offer a fully integrated hearing and vision solution.
It makes sense to evaluate these two senses and provide treatment options in one location. While there are many causes of hearing loss, AGE and NOISE EXPOSURE are the two most common causes. The normal aging process begins to take its toll around age 55, but exposure to loud noises (like music and industrial noise) may cause problems to occur much earlier in life. Vi son loss and hearing loss often occur in the same people, sometimes linked be a specific disease an other times purely because both problems affect us as we get older. The important thing is that both of these key senses are critical to daily life, and while the loss of either can be debilitating, the loss of BOTH will affect every minute of every day in some way. For about 90% of all cases of hearing loss, hearing aids or hearing devices of some kind are the best available treatment options. Hearing loss and vision loss both begin to deteriorate around the age of 55: therefore patients with visual impairments may soon experience similar hearing problems as well. In a recent scientific study of 2,400 people, with an average age of 70, researchers found a significant link between vision loss and hearing loss.
Our goal is to empower and inspire people to lead happy and independent lives. We are so excited to open (See and Hear America) our hearing and vision solutions center.