PISCATAWAY, N.J., March 2, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- On World Hearing Day, March 3, 2019,
The WHO estimates that 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults worldwide are at risk of hearing loss – and that number is increasing. Beyond ear injuries and infections, long-term exposure to harmful sound levels can cause hearing loss, or ringing or buzzing in the ear (tinnitus) – no matter what your age.
Audiologist and Sivantos Clinical Educator Dr. Patricia "Tish" Ramirez offers these 5 tips to help protect the hearing you've got and address the hearing you may have lost.
1. Be honest with yourself. Do you find yourself missing lines in movies? Asking friends or colleagues to repeat themselves more often? Withdrawing in group conversations because they're hard to follow? Even mild hearing loss can take its toll, both socially and professionally.
2. It won't get better by itself. Currently, there is no medical or surgical treatment for hearing loss caused by noise, but the condition is treatable!
3. Check it out. Just like an annual physical, regular dentist appointments or eye exams, you should have your hearing checked regularly. To find a hearing care professional near you, visit http://www.signiausa.com/world-hearing-day.
4. Take action. Does the idea of wearing a hearing aid make you cringe? Well, your concept of a hearing aid may be very outdated. A new generation of hearing aids are super slim, stylish, virtually invisible, and can connect to your phone, music and TV.
5. Practice Safe Listening. If you do have hearing loss, you should take steps to keep it from getting worse. Avoid noisy places whenever possible. Use earplugs, protective ear muffs, or noise-canceling headphones when around loud noises. Keep the volume down when listening through earbuds or headphones.
Tracey Reynolds, Vice President of Marketing, Sivantos, Inc., said: "Hearing loss is becoming increasingly prevalent. In fact, many people suffer from a hearing impairment and don't yet realize it. We applaud the World Health Organization in their efforts to draw attention to this growing problem. As a leading hearing aid manufacturer, our focus and dedication are on developing innovative solutions across a wide range of hearing needs, and increasing the quality of life for countless people with hearing loss."
Sivantos launched its new, state-of-the-art Signia Styletto Connect hearing aid on Friday, March 1.
About Sivantos Group
The business operations of the former Siemens AG hearing aid division have been combined into the Sivantos Group since early 2015. Sivantos can look back on 140 years of German engineering and countless global innovations. Today Sivantos is one of the leading hearing aid manufacturers worldwide. With its around 6,000 employees, the group recorded revenues of EUR 1100 million in the fiscal year 2017/2018 and an adj. EBITDA of EUR 262 million. Sivantos' international sales organization supplies hearing care specialists and sales partners in more than 120 countries. Particularly high value is placed on product development. Sivantos aims to become the market leader in the coming years with its brands Signia, Audio Service, Rexton, A&M, HearUSA, TruHearing and audibene. The owners of Sivantos are the anchor investors EQT along with the Strüngmann family as a co-investor. Sivantos GmbH is a brand license holder of Siemens AG. More information can be found at http://www.sivantos.com.
SOURCE Sivantos Group
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