Hearing is essential to the enjoyment of everyday life. While hearing loss is invisible, the effects are not. Helen Keller called deafness ''a worse misfortune than being blind - when you lose your vision you lose contact with things, when you lose your hearing you lose contact with people.''
Since hearing loss typically occurs gradually, many people do not realize the damaging effects that occur with hearing changes. As America ages and with Baby Boomers expected to live longer than any previous generation, hearing impairment will reach new levels in coming decades. Currently, only about one in five people with hearing loss seek appropriate treatment which is particularly alarming since untreated hearing loss can lead to an increase in depression, feelings of anxiety and isolation from family and friends.
We are located in the Allenmore Medical Building B next door to the Hospital.