Woman getting a hearing test to protect her hearing health.

Our lives are busy and hectic – from our jobs to cooking food to social activities. Getting your hearing Analyzed probably doesn’t seem like something you can spare the time to do. And maybe you think it can wait because you don’t think you’re afflicted by hearing loss.

You shouldn’t wait – here’s why:

1. Further Hearing Loss Can be Prevented

Because hearing loss often advances gradually, many individuals don’t recognize how bad it has become. Over time, they start compensating and changing their lifestyle without realizing it. All the while, they continue to do things which makes their hearing loss worse.

But knowledge is power.

It can be an eye-opener to have your hearing examined. There is no way to reverse any hearing loss you might have already suffered, but you can slow its advancement.

If you are suffering from moderate hearing loss, you will want to know how to stop it from getting worse.

The advancement of hearing loss can be slowed by more effectively controlling chronic disease, lowering your blood pressure, and exercising more.

Your ears will be protected from further harm by using ear protection when exposed to loud noises and reducing your exposure.

2. You’re Missing More Than You Know

You might have gradually forgotten your appreciation for music if you’ve been dealing with moderate hearing loss. Not needing to ask friends and family to repeat what they said when they speak to you is something you might not even recall.

You might 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 assessment. In most instances, we can help make improvements to your hearing.

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 might not feel like it improves your listening experience. Going to a hearing specialist and getting your hearing re-analyzed will guarantee you have the hearing aids that work best for you and that they are adjusted for your individual listening needs.

4. You Might be at Risk Already

Among adults ages 55 to 64, 8.5 percent are suffering from disabling hearing loss. Hearing loss is usually the result of environmental factors. It isn’t simply about getting old. Most of it is caused by exposure to loud sound.

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

  • Ride a motorcycle or snowmobile
  • Attend movies, plays, or concerts
  • Hunt or target shoot with firearms
  • Listen to loud music or use earbuds
  • Work at a loud job
  • Mow the lawn

Hearing loss can be triggered 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 detect a decline in your ability to hear regardless of what your age is.

5. It Will Improve Your Overall Health

People with untreated hearing loss have a significantly higher risk of:

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

Having your hearing tested is about more than only your hearing.

6. Rebuild Tense Relationships

Neglected hearing loss can test the patience of your family members and friends. Misunderstandings are more likely. People will become frustrated with the situation, including you. Regret and bitterness can be the result. Family members and friends might even exclude you from get-togethers rather than needing to constantly repeat themselves.

But misunderstandings and troubled relationships can be prevented by getting a hearing assessment and that’s the good news.

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