you suffer from hearing loss, it's time to stop saying "What?"
Instead, find out what you can do to enjoy better hearing
Loss: A guide to prevention and treatment
is believing, but hearing is belonging. It is joining in a conversation.
It is sharing a joke, listening to a child's excited retelling of a
story, going to a play with friends, or enjoying a romantic dinner with
the ability to hear crisply and clearly can be isolating and
frustrating. It can take away daily pleasures and can even threaten your
hearing loss affects one in three of us by age 65. That shouldn't be
surprising. We've punished our ears with a lifetime of noise — from
lawnmowers and hair dryers to car horns and loud
good news is you don't have to suffer the silence. You can enjoy better
hearing. Today, new hearing aids — some as small as a jelly bean — are
producing greater amplification with less distortion. Some can be worn
24/7, others have wireless capability.
which hearing aid should you consider? Should you get two? Is your
hearing loss sensorineural or conductive (the difference is crucial)? Is
surgery an option? What are cochlear implants? How can you prevent
can get the answers to these questions and more from Hearing Loss: A Guide to
Prevention and Treatment. This Special Health Report,
prepared by Harvard Medical School doctors, provides an understanding of
the causes of hearing loss as well as the breakthroughs that are helping
adults minimize its consequences.
new report will tell you about other contributors to hearing loss —
including some common medications. It will prepare you to work with an
audiologist to get an accurate diagnosis. It will also help you learn
what to look for in a hearing aid — and what to look out for when
selecting a dealer.
report will reveal whether it is possible to burst an eardrum, the
causes and cures for ringing in the ears, why you don't need to go near
the water to get swimmer's ear, and how treating hearing loss can
protect your brain from decline and perhaps even from
your copy of this important new Special Health
Report today! It's advice worth listening
your good health,
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical
Senior Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Chief, Harvard Health Publications