Building a Strong Foundation for Better Hearing

01/16/2024 | Patient Resources | 0 comments

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, and it will be here before we know it. However, as I’m sure you know, it’s important to build a strong foundation for better hearing and speech all year round. As hearing care professionals, one of our greatest passions is helping people make connections through better communication. After all, communication is the foundation of every relationship.

Here at The Hearing Center MCC, we are in the business of improving your quality of life. One of the two strongest indicators for both longevity and quality of life has to do with personal connections, whether that’s having a significant other that you connect with or having a network of people that you stay connected to in the community. Let’s explore some ways you can build a stronger foundation for better hearing and speech by protecting your hearing and preventing hearing loss.

Protecting Your Hearing

It’s crucial to take proactive measures to protect your hearing and prevent hearing loss. Just as you’d see your primary care doctor for an annual physical, annual hearing screenings are recommended to identify and treat any issues early on. Remember, hearing loss often comes on gradually over time. You may not notice you’re experiencing a hearing loss until it becomes problematic. A comprehensive hearing assessment allows our team to diagnose your hearing capacity and prescribe appropriate treatment if necessary. Consider your annual hearing tests as checkpoints for maintaining auditory health.

The Importance of Awareness and Advocacy

There is an ongoing need for increased awareness about hearing health. We encourage you to become advocates for your own health. Genetics, age, and various health disorders can be contributing factors for hearing loss, so it’s important to understand your unique predispositions.

While aging and noise exposure are the two most common reasons people have a hearing loss, they are not the only reasons. Certain health disorders like thyroid issues, metabolic issues, and diabetes can also increase your risk of hearing loss. Genetics also play a role. If you have any of these health issues or a family history of them, you should be diligent about having your hearing tested.

Hearing Support in Pensacola Bay

Thousands of patients in the Pensacola Bay area trust our team with their hearing healthcare because we are dedicated to providing continuous follow-up care, building your confidence, and delivering the highest standard of hearing care possible.

In addition to testing hearing sensitivity and providing solutions for both conserving hearing and treating hearing loss, we also offer a full range of solutions.

If you or a loved one has concerns about your hearing, we’re here to help. We currently have appointments available for new patients. Please call us at either of our offices to schedule your visit.

Alternatively, you can request a callback, and a friendly member of our team will call you and answer any questions you may have.

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Jennifer LaBorde Au.D., CCC-A

Dr. Jennifer LaBorde is an audiologist who has been in practice since 1999. She has a Masters in Communication Disorders from University of South Alabama, Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Mississippi, a Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Florida and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology.
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