Hearing Health Blog

Woman getting a hearing test to protect her hearing health.

Our lives are busy and chaotic – from our jobs to cooking meals to social events. It most likely seems like there’s never enough time to get your hearing evaluated. And maybe you don’t even detect any hearing loss – so you believe a hearing test can wait.

You shouldn’t put it off – here’s why:

1. Further Hearing Loss Can be Prevented

Because hearing loss often advances gradually, many individuals don’t grasp how bad it has become. As time passes, they begin 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 examined can be eye-opening. You can slow the progression of hearing loss but there is no way to undo the damage already done.

It will be helpful to know how to keep your moderate hearing loss from getting worse.

Exercising, reducing your blood pressure, and dealing with chronic diseases more thoroughly can slow hearing loss progression.

Limiting your exposure to loud noises and wearing ear protection during loud activities will further safeguard your inner ears from additional damage.

2. You’re Missing More Than You Realize

You may have gradually forgotten your love for music if you’ve been going through moderate hearing loss. Not needing to ask family and friends to repeat what they said when they talk to you is something you may not even remember.

You may 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 Make Your Current Hearing Aid Experience Better

If you already use a hearing aid, you may not want to use it. You may not think they help very much. Visiting a hearing specialist and having your hearing re-examined will guarantee you have the hearing aids that work best for you and that they’re adjusted for your personal listening requirements.

4. It’s Possible That You’re At Risk Already

Thirteen percent of people 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 experiencing debilitating hearing loss. Environmental factors are commonly to blame. It isn’t simply about getting old. Exposure to loud noise causes the majority of it.

Your at a greater danger if you are engaged in any of these activities:

  • Listen to loud music or use earbuds
  • Ride a snowmobile or motorcycle
  • Shoot guns
  • Go to concerts, plays, or concerts
  • Use a motorized lawnmower
  • Work at a loud job

Hearing loss can be brought on by 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 how old you are.

5. It Will Improve Your Total Health

If you neglect your hearing loss you will have a considerably higher risk of the following:

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

Getting your hearing examined is about more than only your hearing.

6. Rebuild Strained Relationships

Untreated hearing loss can try the patience of your friends and family members. It’s more common for misunderstandings to occur. The situation is aggravating for everyone. Regret and resentment can be the outcome. Family members and friends might even exclude you from get-togethers versus needing to constantly repeat themselves.

But the good news is, getting your hearing examined will help restore troubled relationships and stop misunderstandings from occurring again.

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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.
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