HOW TO TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT HEARING LOSS Why is it important? ))  We now know that our hearing plays a greater role in our wellbeing than we ever realized. ))  Research shows that untreated hearing loss may be tied to other serious health conditions—from depression to dementia. ))  The good news is, studies also show that treating hearing loss improves quality of life. It’s up to you to start the conversation. ))  More than ever before, our health is in our own hands. ))  Most hard-working doctors are pressed for time. And about 7 in 10 adults who had a physical exam in the last year say it didn’t include a hearing screening. So it’s up to you to be an advocate for your own hearing. Tell your doctor if you’ve noticed you have trouble hearing in certain situations. Speak up for your hearing