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Hearing Loss: Impacting 13 Million American Women

National Women’s Health Week, a nationwide initiative by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women’s Health (OWH), is observed each May and encourages women to take pro-active steps toward a better all-around health. 

It may be nearing the end of the year; however, proactive awareness of women’s health can and should be recognized throughout the entire year! 

And it so happens good hearing is an important part of overall well-being. Unfortunately, some 13 million American women suffer from untreated hearing loss and are therefore at a greater risk of depression and other emotional and psychological problems, as well as diminished safety and earning power – all the conditions that are prevalent in people with unaddressed hearing impairment. 

Hearing health professionals recommend that, along with other tests recommended by the OWH (such as screening for breast, ovarian and uterine cancer, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular diseases, among others), women recognize the importance of good hearing and treat it as they would any other important health issue. 

To learn more about women and the affects of untreated hearing loss, visit:  Healthy Woman: The Good Life and Good Hearing Go Hand-in-Hand.

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