From cooking meals to our jobs to social events – our lives are busy and hectic. Getting 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 recognize you’re experiencing hearing loss.
Here’s why you shouldn’t wait:
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. After a while, without even realizing it, they begin compensating and making changes to their lifestyle. And because they don’t recognize they have hearing loss, they keep engaging in activities that worsen their hearing loss.
But knowledge is power.
Having your hearing tested can be eye-opening. There is no way to reverse any hearing loss you may already have, but you can slow its advancement.
It will be helpful to know how to keep your moderate hearing loss from worsening.
The progression of hearing loss can be slowed by more effectively controlling chronic disease, reducing your blood pressure, and exercising more.
Your ears will be protected from further damage by wearing ear protection when subjected to loud sounds and limiting your exposure.
2. You’re Missing More Than You Know
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 speak to you is something you might not even remember.
You might have slowly distanced yourself from friends or your favorite activities.
Having a hearing exam lets you measure your level of hearing loss. In the majority of situations, we can help you hear better.
3. You May Improve Your Hearing Aid Experience
Maybe you already have hearing aids but you really don’t like to use them. You might not feel like it helps your listening experience. Having 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
Among adults ages 55 to 64, 8.5% are experiencing debilitating hearing loss. Environmental factors are usually to blame. It’s not simply about getting old. The majority of it is caused by exposure to loud sound.
Your at a greater danger if you are involved in any of these activities:
- Have a noisy job
- Ride loud vehicles including a snowmobile, ATV, or motorcycle
- Attend concerts, plays, or movies
- Listen to loud music or use earbuds
- Use a motorized lawnmower
- Shoot firearms
All of these day-to-day activities can trigger hearing loss. You need to go have your hearing checked by a hearing professional as soon as you can if you detect a decline in your ability to hear regardless of what your age is.
5. Your General Health Will Improve
If you ignore your hearing loss you will have a considerably higher chance of the following:
- Falls that result in injuries
- Social solitude (preferring to be alone)
- Missing or skipping out on doctor appointments
- Longer treatments in hospitals and rehab
- Slow healing or repeated hospital visits
Having your hearing checked is about more than just your hearing.
6. Repair Tense Relationships
Untreated hearing loss can test the patience of your family members and friends. Misunderstandings are more likely. The situation is irritating for everyone. Regret and bitterness can be the outcome. Rather than continuously having to repeat themselves, family and friends may begin to exclude you from gatherings.
But misunderstandings and troubled relationships can be prevented by getting a hearing assessment and that’s the good news.