Our lives are busy and chaotic – from our jobs to cooking food to social activities. It probably seems like there’s not enough time to have your hearing examined. And maybe you don’t even recognize any hearing loss – so you believe a hearing test can wait.
You shouldn’t wait – here’s why:
1. You Can Prevent Further Hearing Loss
Many people don’t recognize how serious their hearing loss is becoming because it advances so gradually. Over time, they begin compensating and changing their lifestyle without realizing it. And because they don’t recognize 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 get your hearing tested. There is no way to undo any hearing loss you may have already suffered, but you can slow its progression.
If you are enduring moderate hearing loss, you will want to find out how to keep it from getting worse.
Exercising, decreasing your blood pressure, and managing chronic diseases more thoroughly can slow hearing loss advancement.
Your ears will be safeguarded from further damage by using ear protection when exposed to loud sounds and reducing your exposure.
2. You’re Missing More Than You Know
You might have gradually forgotten your love for music if you’ve been going through moderate hearing loss. Not needing to ask friends and family to repeat themselves when they talk to you is something you might not even recall.
You may find yourself getting further away from doing your favorite activities and spending time with friends.
You can learn just how much hearing loss you have by getting a hearing test. In the majority of situations, we can help you hear better.
3. You Might Make Your Current Hearing Aid Experience Better
Maybe you already have hearing aids but you really don’t like to use them. You may not feel like it helps your listening experience. Getting your hearing retested by a hearing specialist will help you learn if you have the right hearing aid for your kind and level of hearing loss and whether it’s properly adjusted.
4. You Could be at Risk Already
Measurable hearing loss can be detected in both ears in 13% of U.S. citizens (30 million people) 12 and older. And debilitating hearing loss is experienced by 8.5% of adults 55 to64. Hearing loss is usually caused by environmental factors. It’s not simply something that develops when you get older. The majority of it is caused by exposure to loud sound.
Your at a greater danger if you are engaged in any of these activities:
- Turn your headphones or earbuds up too loud
- Mow the lawn
- Work at a loud job
- Shoot guns
- Go to concerts, plays, or concerts
- Ride a motorcycle or snowmobile
Hearing loss can be caused by any of these common activities. If you notice a decline in your hearing at any age, you should get your hearing examined by a hearing specialist as soon as possible.
5. It Will Improve Your Total Health
If you neglect your hearing loss you will have a considerably higher chance of the following:
- Falls that cause injuries
- Slow healing or frequent hospital admissions
- Missing or skipping out on doctor appointments
- Longer time spent in hospitals and rehab
- Social isolation (preferring to be alone)
Getting your hearing examined is about more than just your hearing.
6. Strained Relationships Can be Repaired
Neglected hearing loss can try the patience of your family members and friends. Misunderstandings are more common. Individuals will become frustrated with the situation, including you. Resentment and regret might follow. Friends and family members might even exclude you from get-togethers rather than having to constantly repeat themselves.
But here’s the good news, having your hearing tested will help repair stressed relationships and stop misunderstandings from happening again.