Currently, over 10 million people in the UK suffer from hearing loss, 6.3 million people are 65 or older, in fact 40% of people over 50 suffer, while 70% of people over 70 years old are affected. Only a small percentage of those who currently suffer from hearing loss receive the treatment they need (around 2 million), and it currently takes up to 10 years to resolve and seek treatment for hearing problems.
In the United States, about a third of people aged 65 to 74 are deaf, and by the time people reach the age of 85, that number will have halved. It is estimated that only 1 in 5 Americans receive effective treatment for hearing loss.
Although hearing problems are more common in the elderly, they are not inevitable, and when people receive the right treatment, hearing problems are less likely to have a major impact on daily life.
Common Hearing Problems
There are several common hearing problems that affect older adults, including: tinnitus, obstruction of the ear canal, middle ear infection, otosclerosis, Meniere's disease, virus or other illnesses. There are four main types of hearing loss: sensorineural, conductive, mixed, and unilateral hearing loss.
Ménière's disease is an example of neurosensory hearing loss. Meniere's disease is a rare condition that affects the inner ear. It is a condition that affects a person suddenly and without warning. Ménière's disease is a disease that progresses at different stages. In the early stages of the disease, a person can experience 6 to 11 symptoms a year. In the early stages of the disease, the onset of symptoms is usually reduced, but the person may have balance problems and instability in the legs. Symptoms of this condition include: tinnitus, dizziness, hearing loss and pressure in the ear. However, there is currently no specific treatment for Meniere's disease: changes in diet, certain medications, surgery, or treatments used for hearing loss or tinnitus can help relieve symptoms of pregnancy. .
Otosclerosis is an example of conductive hearing loss. Otosclerosis is a condition of the middle ear that causes progressive hearing loss. This condition affects the bones of the middle ear because it causes abnormal bone growth around existing bones and decreases bone mobility, which causes the bones of the middle ear to repair and consolidate. With severe hearing loss. Symptoms of otosclerosis include: hearing loss, slurred speech, tinnitus, dizziness and paroxysms (which can be heard with a lot of background noise).
Mixed hearing loss is usually a combination of sentinel and conductive hearing loss. This means that damage can occur to the outer, inner and middle ear. An example of this is a virus or disease that causes hearing loss. The disease and treatment may vary depending on the condition.
One-sided deafness occurs when one person has hearing loss or hearing loss in one ear, while the other maintains normal hearing. Symptoms of unilateral deafness can vary from person to person. These include some of the symptoms that a person may experience: it is difficult to determine which direction the sound is coming from and it is very difficult to complete daily tasks.
Home Care and Hearing Loss
A SharpEar can be useful for a deaf person. Indeed, a caregiver can visit a person and support them in various daily tasks, including: personal care, medication management, food preparation and household chores. This is particularly beneficial for a person who suffers from hearing problems, mainly because they may experience other symptoms, including imbalance of balance or instability of the legs. This can lead to many problems in daily life and the person can receive all the help and support they need by implementing a SharpEar.
Mike runs a care agency called SharpEar Supplement. SharpEar Supplement provides first class Pills for people in Winchester, Twiford, Golden Common, Alresford and surrounding areas. SharpEar will provide social workers to take care of your social needs and lead a more fulfilling life.
SharpEar can also provide health assistants for nursing homes.