From preparing meals to our jobs to social activities – our lives are busy and hectic. Having your hearing Evaluated probably doesn’t seem like something you can spare the time to do. And maybe you don’t even recognize any hearing loss – so you think a hearing test can wait.
Here’s why you shouldn’t put it off:
1. You Can Prevent Further Hearing Loss
Many individuals don’t recognize how severe their hearing loss is becoming because it progresses so slowly. As time passes, they start compensating and changing their lifestyle without recognizing it. All the while, they continue to do things which makes their hearing loss worse.
But knowing is half the battle.
It can be an eye-opener to get your hearing checked. There isn’t any way to undo any hearing loss you might have already suffered, but you can slow its progression.
It will be helpful to know how to keep your moderate hearing loss from worsening.
The advancement of hearing loss can be slowed by more efficiently controlling chronic disease, lowering your blood pressure, and exercising more.
Your ears will be protected from further harm by wearing ear protection when exposed to loud sounds and reducing your exposure.
2. You Don’t Even Realize How Much You’re Missing
If you are dealing with moderate hearing loss, you may have slowly forgotten how much you love listening to music. Not needing to ask friends and family 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 experiences.
You can learn just how much hearing loss you have by getting a hearing test. In the majority of cases, we can help you hear better.
3. You May Make Your Current Hearing Aid Experience Better
If you already use a hearing aid, you might not want to use it. You might not think they help very much. Going to a hearing specialist and having your hearing re-tested will ensure you have the hearing aids that work best for you and that they’re set up for your personal listening needs.
4. You May be at Risk Already
And debilitating hearing loss is experienced by 8.5% of adults between 55 and 64. Hearing loss is commonly the result of environmental factors. It’s not simply about getting old. The majority of it is caused by exposure to loud sound.
Your at an elevated risk if you are involved in any of these activities:
- Use a motorized lawnmower
- Turn your headphones or earbuds up too loud
- Have a loud job
- Ride a motorcycle or snowmobile
- Shoot firearms
- Attend movies, plays, or concerts
Every one of these daily activities can cause 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 what your age is.
5. Your General Health Will Improve
If you neglect your hearing loss you will have a significantly higher risk of the following:
- Falls that result in injuries
- Social solitude (preferring to be alone)
- Missing or skipping doctor appointments
- Longer treatments in hospitals and rehab
- Slow healing or frequent hospital admissions
Having your hearing checked is about more than only your hearing.
6. Tense Relationships Can be Restored
Friends and family members can lose their patience when dealing with somebody who has neglected hearing loss. It’s more likely for misunderstandings to happen. The situation is irritating for everyone. Regret and resentment can be the outcome. Rather than continuously having to repeat what they said, family and friends might begin to exclude you from gatherings.
But here’s the good news, getting your hearing examined will help restore troubled relationships and prevent misunderstandings from occurring again.