Our lives are busy and chaotic – 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 think it can wait because you don’t think you’re experiencing hearing loss.
Here’s why you shouldn’t put it off:
1. You Can Prevent Further Hearing Loss
Many people don’t appreciate how serious their hearing loss is becoming because it advances so slowly. As time passes, they begin compensating and changing their lifestyle without realizing it. In the meantime, they continue to do things to make their hearing loss worse.
But knowledge is power.
It can be an eye-opener to have your hearing examined. There isn’t any way to reverse any hearing loss you may have already suffered, but you can slow its advancement.
It will be helpful to know how to keep your moderate hearing loss from worsening.
Exercising, lowering your blood pressure, and managing chronic diseases more effectively can slow hearing loss progression.
Your ears will be protected from further damage by wearing ear protection when subjected to loud sounds and reducing your exposure.
2. You’re Missing More Than You Know
You may have gradually forgotten your love for music if you’ve been experiencing moderate hearing loss. You may not remember what it’s like to have a conversation without asking family or friends to repeat themselves.
You might have slowly distanced yourself from friends or your favorite experiences.
You can figure out just how much hearing loss you have by getting a hearing test. In the majority of cases, we can help you hear better.
3. You Might Improve Your Hearing Aid Experience
If you already have a hearing aid, you may not want to wear it. You might not think they help very much. Having your hearing re-examined by a hearing specialist will help you find out if you have the correct hearing aid for your kind and degree of hearing loss and whether it’s effectively adjusted.
4. You Could be at Risk Already
Measurable hearing loss can be detected in both ears in 13% of U.S. citizens (30 million individuals) 12 and up. Among adults between the ages of 55 and 64, 8.5% are experiencing debilitating hearing loss. Environmental factors are typically to blame. It’s not simply about getting old. The majority of it is caused by exposure to loud noise.
If you participate in the following things, you’re at a higher risk:
- Turn your headphones or earbuds up too loud
- Go to plays, movies, and concerts
- Shoot firearms
- Use a motorized lawnmower
- Work at a noisy job
- Ride loud vehicles such as a snowmobile, ATV, or motorcycle
Every one of these day-to-day activities can trigger hearing loss. You need to go have your hearing tested by a hearing professional as soon as you can if you detect a decline in your ability to hear regardless of how old you are.
5. It Will Improve Your Total Health
People with untreated hearing loss have a substantially higher risk of:
- Missing or skipping out on doctor appointments
- Social isolation (preferring to be alone)
- Falls that cause injuries
- Longer time spent in hospitals and rehab
- Slow healing or frequent hospital admissions
Having your hearing tested is about more than just your hearing.
6. Strained Relationships Can be Repaired
Untreated hearing loss can try the patience of your friends and family members. It’s more common for misunderstandings to occur. The situation is frustrating for everyone. Regret and resentment can be the result. Rather than constantly needing to repeat what they said, family and friends might begin to exclude you from get-togethers.
But the good news is, having your hearing tested will help mend troubled relationships and stop misunderstandings from happening again.