From preparing meals to our jobs to social events – our lives are busy and hectic. Getting your hearing Examined most likely doesn’t seem like something you can find the time to do. And perhaps you believe it can wait because you don’t think you’re experiencing hearing loss.
You shouldn’t wait – here’s why:
1. You Can Stop Further Hearing Loss
Many people don’t appreciate how severe their hearing loss is becoming because it advances so gradually. Over time, they start compensating and changing their lifestyle 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 is no way to reverse any hearing loss you may already have, but you can slow its progression.
It will be helpful to learn how to keep your moderate hearing loss from worsening.
The advancement of hearing loss can be slowed by more efficiently controlling chronic disease, decreasing your blood pressure, and exercising more.
Your ears will be protected from further damage by wearing ear protection when subjected to loud sounds and limiting your exposure.
2. You Don’t Even Realize How Much You’re Missing
You may have gradually forgotten your love for music if you’ve been going through moderate hearing loss. You might not remember what it’s like to have a discussion without asking friends or family members to repeat themselves.
You may have slowly distanced yourself from friends or your favorite experiences.
You can determine just how much hearing loss you have by getting a hearing assessment. In most situations, we can help improve your hearing.
3. You May Improve Your Hearing Aid Experience
Perhaps you already use hearing aids but you really don’t like to wear them. You may not think they help much. Visiting a hearing specialist and having your hearing re-analyzed will ensure you have the hearing aids that work best for you and that they’re set up for your personal listening needs.
4. You Could be at Risk Already
13% of individuals 12 and older in the U.S. (30 million people) have measurable hearing loss in both ears. Among adults ages 55 to 64, 8.5% are experiencing disabling hearing loss. Hearing loss is typically the result of environmental factors. It isn’t simply something that happens when you get older. The majority of it is caused by exposure to loud sound.
If you engage in the following things, you’re at an increased risk:
- Go to plays, movies, and concerts
- Shoot firearms
- Turn your headphones or earbuds up too loud
- Ride loud vehicles such as a snowmobile, ATV, or motorcycle
- Use a motorized lawnmower
- Have a loud job
Hearing loss can be brought on by any of these ordinary activities. If you notice a decline in your hearing at any age, you should have your hearing tested by a hearing specialist as soon as possible.
5. Your General Health Will Improve
Individuals with neglected hearing loss have a significantly higher chance of:
- Longer treatments in hospitals and rehab
- Falls that result in injuries
- Social solitude (preferring to be alone)
- Slow healing or frequent hospital admissions
- Missing or skipping doctor appointments
A hearing test is not just about your hearing.
6. Strained Relationships Can be Repaired
Neglected hearing loss can try the patience of your family members and friends. It’s more common for misunderstandings to take place. Everyone will become irritated with the situation, including you. Resentment and regret may follow. Family members and friends may even exclude you from get-togethers rather than having to constantly repeat themselves.
But here’s the good news, having your hearing checked will help restore troubled relationships and stop misunderstandings from happening again.