October is Audiology Awareness Month

Did you know that October is National Audiology Awareness month? It’s great to be an audiologist at a time when we’ve got all these initiatives that help educate the public on the importance of hearing health.
Over 36 million Americans have hearing loss—and despite what many people assume, more than half are under the age of 65.

The American Academy of Audiology, who founded National Audiology Awareness month, believes that it’s important to generate awareness on a local level.
If you want to spread awareness about a particular auditory issue, check out the fact sheets below. They cover everything from sensorineural hearing loss, to hearing loss and depression, to hearing loss being correlated with heart disease and other diseases.

At Chicago Hearing Services, we understand the need to raise awareness of these pressing issues on hearing loss. After all, many people who are experiencing the milder forms of hearing loss are not actually aware of it. Likewise, we need those in the community to keep an eye on their loved ones and peers to spot the classic signs of hearing loss. Like the Heimlich maneuver, spotting the signs of hearing loss should be something that is universally known and used to protect the health of others.

About Dr. Marie Vetter-Toalson Au.D.

Dr. Marie Vetter-Toalson Au.D. is the owner of Chicago Hearing Services and a Doctor of Audiology dedicated to empowering her patients and the public with greater knowledge and education around hearing health.