From cooking meals to our jobs to social activities – our lives are busy and chaotic. Having your hearing Analyzed probably doesn’t seem like something you can find the time to do. And maybe you believe it can wait because you don’t believe you’re experiencing hearing loss.
You shouldn’t wait – here’s why:
1. You Can Protect Against Further Hearing Loss
Many people don’t appreciate how severe their hearing loss is becoming because it advances so slowly. As time passes, they start compensating and changing their lifestyle without knowing it. And because they don’t recognize they have hearing loss, they continue to engage in activities that worsen their hearing loss.
But knowledge is power.
Getting your hearing checked can be eye-opening. You can slow the progression of hearing loss but there is no way to reverse the damage already done.
It will be helpful to find out how to keep your moderate hearing loss from worsening.
The advancement of hearing loss can be slowed by more effectively managing chronic disease, reducing your blood pressure, and exercising more.
Your ears will be safeguarded from further harm by using ear protection when exposed to loud sounds and limiting your exposure.
2. You Don’t Even Know How Much You’re Missing
If you are experiencing moderate hearing loss, you may have gradually forgotten how much you love listening to music. Not needing to ask friends and family to repeat themselves when they talk to you is something you may not even remember.
You may find yourself getting further away from doing your favorite things and spending time with friends.
You can learn just how much hearing loss you have by getting a hearing exam. In most cases, we can help make improvements to your hearing.
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 might not think they help much. Getting your hearing retested by a hearing specialist will help you find out if you have the correct hearing aid for your kind and level of hearing loss and whether it’s correctly adjusted.
4. It’s Possible That You’re Already at Risk
13% of people 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 percent are suffering from debilitating hearing loss. Hearing loss is commonly the result of environmental factors. It isn’t just something that occurs when you get older. Most of it is caused by exposure to loud sound.
Your at an elevated risk if you are engaged in any of these activities:
- Ride a snowmobile or motorcycle
- Listen to loud music or wear earbuds
- Work at a noisy job
- Use a motorized lawnmower
- Go to concerts, plays, or concerts
- Hunt or practice shooting with firearms
Hearing loss can be brought on by any of these ordinary activities. If you observe a decline in your hearing whatever age, you should have your hearing tested by a hearing specialist as soon as you can.
5. It Will Improve Your Overall Health
If you ignore your hearing loss you will have a substantially higher risk of the following:
- Falls that cause injuries
- Slow healing or repeated hospital visits
- Missing or skipping out on doctor appointments
- Social solitude (preferring to be alone)
- Longer treatments in hospitals and rehab
A hearing test is not just about your hearing.
6. Repair Tense Relationships
Friends and family members can lose their patience when addressing a person who has neglected hearing loss. It’s more common for misunderstandings to occur. Everyone will become irritated with the situation, including you. Regret and resentment can be the outcome. Family members and friends may even exclude you from gatherings versus needing to constantly repeat what they said.
But misunderstandings and stressed relationships can be prevented by getting a hearing test and that’s the good news.