Hearing is one of our primary senses.
Maintaining our best health and well-being requires periodic attention to our sense of hearing all through our lives. It doesn’t have to consume us, but a regular hearing test, habitual use of hearing protection, and treatment for hearing loss are all important ways to maintain our best health and well-being throughout our lives.
Focus Hearing is one of the premier hearing healthcare and audiology practices in the Kansas City area. We bring a broad range of solutions to any hearing-related issues and are committed to offering the best in protection and treatment for patients of all needs.
State-of-the-Art Solutions for Hearing Loss
Hearing loss brings a lot of unwelcome changes to our lives. At Focus Hearing, we understand that everyone is different, and we take an individual approach to find the best solution for your particular hearing loss and lifestyle. Whatever matters most to you, we’ll help you find a way to keep hearing loss from interfering.
Focus Hearing employs experienced, licensed hearing instrument specialists and audiologists. We get to the bottom of why you’re having hearing issues, so we’re sure to find the most appropriate treatment for your situation. Hearing care should not be about changing your life to accommodate your hearing instruments, but finding the right hearing instruments to accommodate your lifestyle. We work with each of our patients to determine the best course of treatment for the things that matter most to them.
Even mild hearing loss causes us to change the way we relate to the world around us. Have you noticed yourself getting tired earlier in social situations? Earlier social fatigue is a major indicator of hearing loss. Especially in larger groups and when background noise is louder, hearing loss can be exhausting! Treating hearing loss helps you stay tuned in to the people around you for longer, and to enjoy your time with them much more.
Mild hearing loss can also contribute to memory issues. While evidence for this is anecdotal, those with untreated mild hearing loss are indeed much more likely to report having memory issues than those with normal hearing or who wear hearing aids. This is likely because the hearing center in our brain is closely tied to short-term memory. When we have to work harder with other parts of our brain to understand what is being said, it is also harder to commit that understanding to memory!
As hearing loss progresses, it is tied to other unfortunate outcomes like headaches, depression, anxiety, social isolation, and even earlier onset of cognitive decline and dementia. The World Health Organization has named untreated hearing loss as the #1 modifiable risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, ahead of 11 others.
Don’t ignore your hearing loss! At Focus Hearing, we’ll work with you to find the best solution to treat your hearing loss so you can continue to enjoy life as you always have. We’re committed to finding the treatment that best fits your lifestyle!
Comprehensive Hearing Tests
Focus Hearing offers comprehensive hearing tests to people of all ages. Regular hearing testing is an important way to maintain your best hearing ability over time. Rather than waiting until hearing loss becomes unavoidably noticeable, regular hearing testing can help you throughout your life to improve your methods of hearing protection and avoid unnecessary hearing loss.
The Better Hearing Institute, a non-profit organization, recommends getting a hearing test once every decade until age 50, and once every three years after that. Those in higher-risk professions or with a higher risk of hearing loss due to their medical history should be tested even more frequently.