Fotolia 35607964 SubscriptiUniversal Hearing Care encourages you to have your hearing checked this summer. Weather you plan to be swimming at the pool, or camping in the woods we want to make sure you can hear the children playing and the crackling fire!

Untreated hearing loss can affect more than just your ability to hear others. It can impact you socially, physically and psychologically. While the impacts hearing loss can have on an individual vary from person to person, there’s no question that the impacts are often negative.

Social
Hearing loss lead to an individual withdrawing or avoiding social settings because they are unable to hear what is going on. This breakdown in communication can also to problems with your spouse, friends and loved ones.

Physical
While it may seem obvious that hearing loss is caused by a change in the way you can hear, it can also have other physical effects on your body. Straining to hear can leave you tired and fatigued. This added strain can also add stress on your life give you headaches.

Psychological
You may become embarrassed about your hearing loss, which can also mean you’ll have lower self-esteem and become more self-critical. You may also become sad or depressed about your inability to hear everyone and everything around you.

As you can tell, some of the side-effects of untreated hearing loss can have a major impact on an individual’s life. Fortunately, many people with hearing loss are able to regain their hearing with hearing devices that are properly fitted by your audiologist.

To schedule an appointment with an audiologist at Universal Hearing Care in Tarzana, CA, send us a message or call us at 818.345.3200.