From preparing meals to our jobs to social events – our lives are busy and hectic. Having your hearing Analyzed most likely doesn’t seem like something you can find the time to do. And perhaps you think it can wait because you don’t think you’re experiencing hearing loss.
You shouldn’t wait – here’s why:
1. You Can Prevent Additional Hearing Loss
Because hearing loss normally progresses slowly, many individuals don’t recognize how bad it has become. Over time, they begin compensating and making lifestyle changes without realizing it. In the meantime, they continue to do things which makes their hearing loss worse.
But knowing is half the battle.
Having your hearing checked can be eye-opening. There isn’t any way to undo any hearing loss you might have already suffered, but you can slow its progression.
It will be helpful to know how to keep your moderate hearing loss from getting worse.
The progression of hearing loss can be slowed by more effectively managing chronic disease, reducing your blood pressure, and exercising more.
Reducing your exposure to loud sounds and wearing ear protection during noisy activities will further safeguard your inner ears from additional damage.
2. You’re Missing More Than You Know
You might have slowly forgotten your appreciation for music if you’ve been experiencing moderate hearing loss. You may not remember what it’s like to have a discussion without asking family or friends to repeat themselves.
You might have slowly distanced yourself from friends or your favorite activities.
You can learn 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 May Enhance Your Hearing Aid Experience
If you already have a hearing aid, you may not want to wear it. You might not think they help much. Visiting a hearing specialist and getting your hearing re-tested will ensure you have the hearing aids that work best for you and that they are set up for your personal listening requirements.
4. You May be at Risk Already
Thirteen percent of individuals 12 and older in the U.S. (30 million people) have measurable hearing impairment in both ears. Among adults between the ages of 55 and 64, 8.5% are suffering from disabling hearing loss. Environmental factors are typically to blame. It isn’t just something that happens when you get older. Most of it is caused by exposure to loud noise.
Your at a greater danger if you are engaged in any of these activities:
- Have a noisy job
- Turn your headphones or earbuds up too loud
- Use a motorized lawnmower
- Shoot firearms
- Attend movies, plays, or concerts
- Ride a snowmobile or motorcycle
Hearing loss can be caused by any of these ordinary activities. You need to go have your hearing checked by a hearing professional as soon as possible if you detect a decline in your ability to hear regardless of what your age is.
5. Your General Health Will Improve
Individuals with neglected hearing loss have a substantially higher risk of:
- Social isolation (preferring to be alone)
- Longer treatments in hospitals and rehab
- Falls that cause injuries
- Slow healing or frequent hospital visits
- Missing or skipping out on doctor appointments
Having your hearing checked is about more than just your hearing.
6. Tense Relationships Can be Repaired
Untreated hearing loss can try the patience of your family members and friends. Misunderstandings are more common. The situation is aggravating for everyone. Bitterness and regret might be the result. Rather than continuously having to repeat themselves, friends and family may start to exclude you from gatherings.
But misunderstandings and troubled relationships can be prevented by getting a hearing test and that’s the good news.