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People sometimes worry that treatment for their hearing loss will be expensive. Read more...
People sometimes worry that treatment for their hearing loss will be expensive.  What they don’t realize is that not getting their hearing loss treated can potentially be much more expensive.
According to a study by the Medical University of South Carolina and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, people with untreated hearing loss experience much higher medical costs than 1) people without hearing loss, and 2) people with treated hearing loss.  According to Healthy Hearing’s analysis of the research:
"Yes, the costs of healthcare were higher for those with treated hearing loss than for those without any hearing loss at all, but those who spent the most on healthcare were those with untreated hearing loss. Even taking into account adjustments to the data for those who received hearing treatment such as hearing aids, those being treated for hearing loss still paid significantly less for healthcare than those who had hearing loss but did not receive hearing treatment.”
Read more at http://www.healthyhearing.com/report/52656-The-hidden-healthcare-cost-behind-untreated-hearing-loss
Multiple studies link one’s overall health with hearing loss, showing that the negative health-related effects of hearing loss often manifest themselves earlier in life and with more intensity when left untreated.  Bottom line – it’s not worth gambling with your health and your pocket book.  Take action for your hearing health today.
CaptionCall is an active advocate for people with hearing loss.  We encourage people with hearing loss to seek treatment early and to actively manage their hearing health.  Our mission is to help people with hearing loss stay socially connected for a longer, happier, healthier life!
Written by John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator