4 facts you probably don’t know about hearing
Less than half of adults who have trouble hearing have seen a health professional about it within the past five years, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. The audiology team at Advocate Medical Group in Normal, Ill., thinks that should change. They’ve shared a few facts about hearing that you might not know.
“Early diagnosis of hearing loss is very important and begins with a comprehensive hearing evaluation. Communication disorders can compromise physical and emotional health and affect the emotional, recreational, social and vocational aspects of life,” says Ann Marie Smith, an audiologist with Advocate Medical Group.
About the Author
Lynn Hutley, health enews contributor, is coordinator of public affairs and marketing at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center and Advocate Eureka Hospital in central Illinois. Having grown up in a family-owned drug store, it is no surprise that Lynn has spent almost 18 years working in the health care industry. She has a degree in human resources management from Illinois State University and is always ready to tackle Trivia Night.