Every day, the team at Audicles sees firsthand how hearing care can transform the lives of those living across San Antonio.

Infants who receive assistance below the age of six can develop their speech and language capabilities without a problem.

Those who have had long, vibrant lives hear sounds they thought they’d lost decades ago with advanced technology.

At the same time, it can be heartbreaking when someone believes their concern doesn’t deserve professional attention.

These are some of the reasons why the team is passionate about helping you live your best life during Hearing Health Awareness Month.

Hearing Loss Stays With You

Effective hearing loss treatment won’t just give you access to a world full of amazing sounds. It will also protect you against potential health issues down the line.

A study conducted by John Hopkins University found that people with an untreated hearing loss had twice as much risk of acquiring dementia.

Other problems often emerge in tandem, with many choosing to isolate themselves away from situations where they may struggle to communicate.

A simple intervention with hearing aids or other amplification devices could make all the difference.

The earlier a condition is treated, the more impact this can have on someone’s future.

More Young People Are In Danger

Today, the risks to our hearing are greater than ever.

And at music festivals and concerts, young people are particularly vulnerable from a form of hearing loss called “noise exposure.”

This is where loud, harsh sounds permanently damage the tiny hairs that send sound messages to our brains.

Someone may initially experience a hearing loss that goes away. But for many, this symptom will gradually worsen over time and become a burden.

If you know someone who has experienced this issue, it’s imperative that they see a specialist at Audicles as soon as possible.

With a precise assessment, doctors of audiology can diagnose a potential hearing loss and advise how to manage it well into the future.

A Lifelong Commitment

When the team at Audicles helps someone with a hearing loss, they know this won’t just touch one life but often many others.

Due to the historic stigma that people with a hearing loss have faced, many feel worried about reaching out for help when they experience symptoms.

Frequently, this leads to a breakdown between family members and friends as communication becomes harder.

So doctors of audiology spend time getting to know their patients, allowing them to understand their unique conditions.

And when they prescribe a solution, these both improve their hearing and let them participate fully in their community once again.

Are you concerned about a hearing loss or know someone who might be? Contact the team at Audicles and they’ll be ready to assist you in an instant!

 

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Dr. Tracy Board Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Board began her career in audiology after completing her undergraduate degree at The University of Texas at Austin and the doctoral program at The University of Texas at Dallas. She has been fortunate to work in a plethora of healthcare and educational settings. As a result, she has perfected the art of effective adult and pediatric treatment. When she is not at the clinic, Dr. Board works directly with her state and national organizations to not only improve the quality of audiological healthcare in Texas, but also to advocate for her patients.