2013-09-26 19:23:05 - Hearing loss is a major public health issue that is the third most common physical condition after arthritis and heart disease.
This October, local hearing experts, John and Toni Merrill, Owners of North County San Diego Miracle Ear locations, would like to educate your viewers/readers on the highs and lows (pun intended) of hearing, hearing loss, and how one should care for their ears in general.
OCTOBER 2013, SAN DIEGO, CA--
Over 36 million Americans suffer from hearing loss (that’s over 4 times the amount of people living in NYC!). October marks the 25th anniversary of National Audiology Awareness Month and National Protect Your Hearing Month.
Hearing loss is an invisible condition; we cannot see hearing loss, only its effects. Because the presence of a hearing loss is not visible, these effects may be attributed to aloofness, confusion, or personality changes. Although most
hearing loss is permanent, an expert can determine one’s hearing loss level and the best treatment, which may include hearing aids, assistive listening devices, and/or hearing rehabilitation. Most hearing loss is left untreated for longer than needed. Often vanity issues, expense concerns, and/or overall hearing loss denial postpone much needed treatments.
Although hearing problems are commonly associated with the normal aging process, more than half of all hearing-impaired persons are younger than 65. With the increased use of personal music players (MP3s) and earbuds, the number of Americans experiencing hearing loss at a younger age is growing. One in three developed their hearing loss as a result of exposure to noise. Anyone’s that’s attended a concert, sporting event, fireworks show, or used a lawnmower or custom car stereo at high volumes should get their hearing checked.
In an effort to raise public awareness for the growing number of Americans suffering from hearing loss, Miracle Ear Encinitas, Carlsbad, and Escondido locations will host “Hearing Awareness Days” on Mondays in October. Please join us on October 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th for complimentary coffee, snacks, hearing tests, old/un-used hearing aid turn-in (all brands accepted) for discounts off new Miracle Ear products, and lots of hearing education at these three locations:
Miracle Ear Encinitas: 1277 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024 Miracle Ear Carlsbad: 2561 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008 Miracle Ear Escondido: 1835 S Centre City Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025
More on Miracle Ear: For over 65 years, millions of satisfied customers have trusted the Miracle-Ear® (ME) experts. For the last few years John and Toni Merrill, owners of San Diego North County Miracle Ear locations, have been helping locals check, diagnose, and fix all levels of hearing loss problems. Stop into one of their Miracle Ear locations in Encinitas, Carlsbad, or Escondido today.
More on National Audiology Awareness and Protect Your Hearing Months: The American Academy of Audiology is dedicated to advancing the profession through increasing public awareness of audiology and the importance of hearing protection. Grassroots efforts to educate the public locally will make a profound difference in the future hearing of America! For more information, please visit bit.ly/1eRnMYO