Our lives are busy and chaotic – from our jobs to preparing food to social events. It probably seems like there’s never enough time to get your hearing tested. And maybe you think it can wait because you don’t recognize you’re afflicted by hearing loss.
Here’s why you shouldn’t wait:
1. You Can Prevent Further Hearing Loss
Because hearing loss typically progresses slowly, many individuals don’t recognize how bad it’s become. After a while, without even realizing it, they begin compensating and changing their lifestyle. And because they don’t realize 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 advancement of hearing loss but there isn’t any way to reverse the damage already done.
If you are suffering from moderate hearing loss, you will want to understand how to stop it from getting worse.
Exercising, reducing your blood pressure, and dealing with chronic diseases more effectively can slow hearing loss progression.
Your ears will be safeguarded from further damage by using ear protection when exposed to loud noises and reducing your exposure.
2. You’re Missing More Than You Know
If you are experiencing moderate hearing loss, you might have slowly forgotten how much you love listening to music. You may not recall what it’s like to have a conversation without asking family or friends to repeat themselves.
You might find yourself getting further away from doing your favorite things and spending time with friends.
You can determine just how much hearing loss you have by getting a hearing exam. In the majority of cases, we can help you hear better.
3. You May Improve Your Hearing Aid Experience
If you already use a hearing aid, you might not want to wear it. You may not think they help much. Visiting a hearing specialist and getting your hearing re-checked will guarantee you have the hearing aids that work best for you and that they are adjusted for your individual listening needs.
4. It’s Possible That You’re Already at Risk
Among adults between the ages of 55 and 64, 8.5 percent are suffering from debilitating hearing loss. Hearing loss is usually caused by environmental factors. It isn’t simply something that occurs when you get older. Exposure to loud sound causes most of it.
If you take part in the following activities, you’re at a greater risk:
- Use a motorized lawnmower
- Hunt or target shoot with firearms
- Listen to loud music or wear earbuds
- Ride a motorcycle or snowmobile
- Attend concerts, plays, or movies
- Have a loud job
Every one of these day-to-day activities can lead to hearing loss. You need to go have your hearing tested 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. Your Over-all Health Will Improve
If you neglect your hearing loss you will have a significantly higher chance of the following:
- Longer time spent in hospitals and rehab
- Falls that cause injuries
- Missing or skipping doctor appointments
- Slow healing or frequent hospital visits
- Social isolation (preferring to be alone)
A hearing test is not only about your hearing.
6. Repair Strained Relationships
Neglected hearing loss can test the patience of your friends and family members. Misunderstandings are more likely. The situation is irritating for everybody. Bitterness and regret might be the result. Rather than constantly needing to repeat what they said, family and friends might begin to exclude you from get-togethers.
But the good news is, getting your hearing examined will help restore troubled relationships and prevent misunderstandings from occurring again.