Have Your Hearing Examined For These 6 Reasons

Woman getting a hearing test to protect her hearing health.

Our lives are busy and hectic – from our jobs to cooking food to social events. Having your hearing Analyzed most likely doesn’t seem like something you can spare the time to do. And perhaps you don’t even notice any hearing loss – so you believe a hearing test can wait.

Here’s why you shouldn’t put it off:

1. Additional Hearing Loss Can be Avoided

Many people don’t appreciate how serious their hearing loss is becoming because it progresses so slowly. As time passes, they start compensating and making lifestyle changes without knowing 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 get your hearing examined. You can slow the progression of hearing loss but there isn’t any way to reverse the damage already done.

If you are enduring moderate hearing loss, you will want to understand how to keep it from getting worse.

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

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

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

If you are dealing with moderate hearing loss, you may have gradually forgotten how much you enjoy listening to music. You might not remember what it’s like to have a conversation without asking friends or family members 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 Make Your Current Hearing Aid Experience Better

If you already use a hearing aid, you may not want to wear it. You might not think they help very much. Visiting a hearing specialist and getting your hearing re-checked will ensure you have the hearing aids that work best for you and that they’re adjusted for your personal listening needs.

4. You Might be at Risk Already

Among adults between the ages of 55 and 64, 8.5% are suffering from debilitating hearing loss. Hearing loss is commonly caused by environmental factors. It’s not simply something that happens when you get older. Exposure to loud sound causes the majority of it.

Your at an elevated danger if you are engaged in any of these activities:

  • Have a loud job
  • Shoot guns
  • Ride a motorcycle or snowmobile
  • Go to plays, movies, and concerts
  • Listen to loud music or wear earbuds
  • Mow the lawn

Hearing loss can be a consequence of any of these ordinary activities. You need to go have your hearing checked by a hearing professional as soon as you can if you notice a decline in your ability to hear regardless of what your age is.

5. Your General Health Will Improve

If you ignore your hearing loss you will have a significantly higher risk of the following:

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

A hearing test is not only about your hearing.

6. Rebuild Tense Relationships

Neglected hearing loss can test the patience of your friends and family members. It’s more likely for misunderstandings to take place. The situation is irritating for everyone. Regret and resentment can be the outcome. Rather than constantly needing to repeat themselves, family and friends might begin to exclude you from get-togethers.

But misunderstandings and troubled relationships can be prevented by getting a hearing exam and that’s the good news.

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.