Woman getting a hearing test to protect her hearing health.

Our lives are busy and hectic – from our jobs to preparing food to social activities. Having your hearing Analyzed probably doesn’t seem like something you can spare the time to do. And maybe you believe it can wait because you don’t believe you’re experiencing hearing loss.

You shouldn’t put it off – here’s why:

1. Additional Hearing Loss Can be Avoided

Many individuals don’t appreciate how severe their hearing loss is becoming because it progresses so slowly. Over time, without even noticing it, they begin compensating and making changes to their lifestyle. And because they don’t realize they have hearing loss, they keep engaging in activities that make their hearing loss worse.

But knowing is half the battle.

It can be an eye-opener to have your hearing tested. There isn’t any way to undo any hearing loss you might already have, but you can slow its progression.

If you are experiencing moderate hearing loss, you will want to know how to stop it from getting worse.

The progression of hearing loss can be slowed by more effectively managing chronic disease, lowering your blood pressure, and exercising more.

Your ears will be safeguarded from further damage by using ear protection when subjected to loud sounds and limiting your exposure.

2. You Don’t Even Realize How Much You’re Missing

If you are experiencing moderate hearing loss, you might have slowly forgotten how much you enjoy listening to music. You may not recall what it’s like to have a discussion without asking family or friends to repeat themselves.

You may find yourself getting further away from doing your favorite things and spending time with friends.

You can figure out just how much hearing loss you have by getting a hearing test. In the majority of situations, we can help you hear better.

3. You Might Improve Your Hearing Aid Experience

If you already use a hearing aid, you might not want to wear it. You might not think they help much. Getting your hearing re-examined by a hearing specialist will help you discover if you have the best hearing aid for your type and degree of hearing loss and whether it’s effectively adjusted.

4. You Could be at Risk Already

Measurable hearing loss can be found in both ears in 13% of U.S. citizens (30 million individuals) 12 and older. And debilitating hearing loss is endured by 8.5% of adults 55 to64. Environmental factors are usually to blame. It’s not simply about getting old. Exposure to loud noise causes most of it.

Your at an increased risk if you are engaged in any of these activities:

  • Hunt or target shoot with firearms
  • Mow the lawn
  • Turn your headphones or earbuds up too loud
  • Have a noisy job
  • Ride loud vehicles including a snowmobile, ATV, or motorcycle
  • Attend concerts, plays, or movies

Hearing loss can be caused by any of these common activities. If you notice a decline in your hearing whatever age, you should have your hearing checked by a hearing specialist as soon as you can.

5. It Will Improve Your Overall Health

If you neglect your hearing loss you will have a substantially higher chance of the following:

  • Depression
  • Falls that cause injuries
  • Missing or skipping out on doctor appointments
  • Longer time spent in hospitals and rehab
  • Alzheimer’s/dementia
  • Slow healing or repeated hospital visits
  • Anxiety
  • Social solitude (preferring to be alone)

Getting your hearing tested is about more than only your hearing.

6. Strained Relationships Can be Restored

Friends and family members can lose their patience when addressing a person who has neglected hearing loss. It’s more likely for misunderstandings to occur. Individuals will get irritated with the situation, including you. Resentment and regret could follow. Family members and friends may even exclude you from gatherings rather than needing to constantly repeat themselves.

But the good news is, getting your hearing checked will help mend troubled relationships and prevent misunderstandings from occurring again.

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The site information is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. To receive personalized advice or treatment, schedule an appointment.
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