Greater Regional Audiologist, Ryan Denny, places the highest priority on quality patient care. His philosophy is a a hybrid between holistic patient care and family-centered approaches.
Most people do not know when it is the right time to see an audiologist or to get hearing aids. There are many questions surrounding hearing issues. Do I really need hearing aids? How expensive are they? Will they make a difference in my hearing? Greater Regional Health's audiologist Ryan Denny, Au.D., CCC-A gives you 6 reasons why you should focus on your hearing health.
Missing out on conversation
Numerous studies have shown that hearing loss can lead to social isolation and depression. Restoring hearing can improve one's enjoyment of life.
Prevent Fall Risks
Did you know that your balance and gait are also impacted by your ability to hear? Your hearing plays a significant role in your awareness of your environment. For this reason, hearing loss can cause you to be less aware of your surroundings and more prone to falling.
Overall Ear Health
It is always good to have a baseline hearing test! Factors like wax buildup, abnormal growths, and infections can cause your risk for hearing loss. Have your ears checked regularly.
If you suffer from unexplained hearing loss it could be connected to a more serious health issue. Studies have shown that individuals with diabetes are twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss.
Deterioration of your mental state and cognitive abilities
Research is continuing to show the links between hearing loss and both dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. There is almost triple the amount of risk for these issues in people that suffer from even moderate hearing loss.
Ringing in the ears if often a symptom of hearing loss. If you are experiencing ringing, buzzing, hissing or humming it may be a good idea to have a baseline hearing test.
Ryan Denny, Au.D., CCC-A
First Floor Medical Arts Plaza
1700 W. Townline St.
Creston, Iowa 50801
8 a.m.- 5 p.m.