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Have your friends, family, and co-workers been asking you to get hearing aids but you’ve been stubbornly resisting? Are you feeling that right now you really don’t need a hearing aid or that you’re not losing enough to justify purchasing one?

Even if you believe you’re doing fine right now, your hearing loss might get a lot worse – and if it does, it might possibly cost you upwards of $30,000 a year. Going without a portion of your hearing means you might miss significant work or medical information and opportunities, and you may end up hurting yourself physically, too.

Unemployment and lost opportunities

If you can’t hear everything you’re supposed to, it will ultimately impact your work performance. You could lose out on future projects because you couldn’t hear instructions on past work, or your relationship with co-workers could have deteriorated due to your being unable to hear them. You could end up going unnoticed by people at all levels if you become socially isolated at work. You might not be capable of reaching your max earning potential as these little things add up over time. People who treat their hearing loss earn, on average, $20,000 more than people with neglected hearing loss according to research carried out by the Better Hearing Institute.

Research also indicates that individuals with neglected hearing loss have a higher danger of being unemployed. People who don’t treat their hearing loss will be 15% more likely to be unemployed. Not seeking treatment, consequently, could cost you lot’s of money as time goes by.

Extra medical bills from falls

You’ll have a higher chance of falling if you’re dealing with untreated hearing loss which can deal you another financial blow. The chance of falling increases by 300% for individuals with even mild untreated hearing loss as reported by one study. also, there is a 1.4-fold increase in falls for every added 10 dB of hearing loss. The researchers speculated that there could be a connection between the degree of hearing loss and effects on the vestibular system, which handles balance, or that individuals who have more profound impairment just became more caught up in compensating for the loss than paying attention to specific physical dangers. And when you fall it frequently leads to a costly trip to the doctor.

Worse health consequences

But there’s more to it than just that. If you can’t hear well, you could miss instructions from your doctor. When it involves your health, you could have negative outcomes if you miss information and that can result in increased health costs. A huge financial gap will be the result. Over time, significantly higher medical costs will result from untreated hearing loss according to several studies. In one study, it was revealed that these people will have a 40% higher risk of visits to the emergency room and over a ten year period, will pay out more than $20,000. The University of South Carolina released a study that revealed a 33% increase in healthcare expenses for people with neglected hearing loss over an 18 month period.

Moderate to severe untreated hearing loss can result in a significantly increased risk of death according to a study published by Johns Hopkins University.

So, if you’re interested in protecting yourself both financially and physically, it’s time to get your hearing assessed. You might need hearing aids depending on the test results. You will most likely get a pleasant surprise if you do. Hearing aids today are state-of-the-art, very comfortable to wear, and sound clear. Take advantage of the available technology to make your life better in all respects.

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