From preparing meals to our jobs to social activities – our lives are busy and hectic. Having your hearing Evaluated most likely doesn’t seem like something you can find the time to do. And maybe you believe it can wait because you don’t think you’re afflicted by hearing loss.
You shouldn’t wait – here’s why:
1. You Can Stop Additional Hearing Loss
Because hearing loss typically advances slowly, many people don’t realize how bad it’s become. Over time, they start compensating and making lifestyle changes without recognizing it. And because they don’t know they have hearing loss, they keep engaging in activities that make their hearing loss worse.
But knowing is half the battle.
It can be an eye-opener to have your hearing tested. You can slow the advancement of hearing loss but there isn’t any way to undo the damage already done.
If you are suffering from moderate hearing loss, you will want to find out how to keep it from getting worse.
The progression of hearing loss can be slowed by more efficiently controlling chronic disease, reducing your blood pressure, and exercising more.
Your ears will be protected from further harm by wearing ear protection when subjected to loud noises and reducing your exposure.
2. You’re Missing More Than You Realize
If you are dealing with moderate hearing loss, you might have gradually forgotten how much you love listening to music. You might not recall what it’s like to have a conversation without asking friends or family members to repeat themselves.
You might have slowly distanced yourself from friends or your favorite experiences.
Having a hearing test lets you measure your level of hearing loss. In most situations, we can help make improvements to your hearing.
3. You May Make Your Current Hearing Aid Experience Better
If you already have a hearing aid, you may not want to use it. You may not feel like it enhances your listening experience. Visiting a hearing specialist and getting your hearing re-evaluated will ensure you have the hearing aids that work best for you and that they are set up for your personal listening requirements.
4. It’s Possible That You’re At Risk Already
Measurable hearing loss can be found in both ears in 13% of U.S. citizens (30 million people) 12 and older. Among adults ages 55 to 64, 8.5% are suffering from debilitating hearing loss. Hearing loss is typically due to environmental factors. It isn’t simply about aging. Exposure to loud sound causes most of it.
Your at a greater risk if you are involved in any of these activities:
- Listen to loud music or wear earbuds
- Shoot guns
- Attend movies, plays, or concerts
- Use a motorized lawnmower
- Ride loud vehicles such as a snowmobile, ATV, or motorcycle
- Work at a loud job
Hearing loss can be brought on by any of these ordinary activities. You need to go have your hearing examined by a hearing professional as soon as possible if you notice a decline in your ability to hear regardless of how old you are.
5. Your General Health Will Improve
If you neglect your hearing loss you will have a substantially higher risk of the following:
- Falls that result in injuries
- Missing or skipping doctor appointments
- Social solitude (preferring to be alone)
- Longer time spent in hospitals and rehab
- Slow healing or frequent hospital visits
A hearing test is not only about your hearing.
6. Strained Relationships Can be Restored
Friends and family members can lose their patience when addressing a person who has neglected hearing loss. Misunderstandings are more common. The situation is irritating for everyone. Bitterness and regret might be the result. Friends and family members might even exclude you from gatherings versus having to constantly repeat themselves.
But misunderstandings and stressed relationships can be prevented by getting a hearing assessment and that’s the good news.