Our lives are busy and hectic – from our jobs to preparing meals to social activities. It probably seems like there’s never enough time to have your hearing examined. And perhaps you believe it can wait because you don’t think you’re afflicted by hearing loss.
Here’s why you shouldn’t wait:
1. Further Hearing Loss Can be Avoided
Many individuals don’t recognize how severe their hearing loss is becoming because it progresses so gradually. Over time, without even noticing it, they begin compensating and making changes to their lifestyle. And because they don’t know they have hearing loss, they keep engaging in activities that worsen their hearing loss.
But knowing is half the battle.
It can be an eye-opener to have your hearing tested. You can slow the progression of hearing loss but there is no way to undo the damage already done.
If you are enduring moderate hearing loss, you will want to find out how to keep it from getting worse.
Exercising, reducing your blood pressure, and dealing with chronic diseases more thoroughly can slow hearing loss advancement.
Your ears will be safeguarded from further harm by using ear protection when subjected to loud noises and reducing your exposure.
2. You Don’t Even Know How Much You’re Missing
You may have gradually forgotten your love for music if you’ve been dealing with moderate hearing loss. Not needing to ask family and friends to repeat themselves when they speak to you is something you might not even recall.
You may have slowly distanced yourself from friends or your favorite experiences.
Having a hearing examination allows you to measure your degree of hearing loss. In the majority of situations, we can help you hear better.
3. You May Make Your Current Hearing Aid Experience Better
Maybe you already have hearing aids but you really don’t like to wear them. You may not think they help very much. Going to a hearing specialist and getting your hearing re-examined will ensure you have the hearing aids that work best for you and that they are set up for your personal listening requirements.
4. You Could be at Risk Already
Among adults between the ages of 55 and 64, 8.5 percent are experiencing disabling hearing loss. Hearing loss is usually caused by environmental factors. It isn’t just something that develops when you get older. Exposure to loud noise causes the majority of it.
Your at an elevated danger if you are engaged in any of these activities:
- Hunt or practice shooting with firearms
- Ride a motorcycle or snowmobile
- Go to plays, movies, and concerts
- Use a motorized lawnmower
- Have a loud job
- Listen to loud music or wear earbuds
Hearing loss can be caused by any of these common activities. You need to go have your hearing checked by a hearing professional as soon as possible if you notice 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 significantly higher chance of the following:
- Social solitude (preferring to be alone)
- Longer treatments in hospitals and rehab
- Slow healing or frequent hospital visits
- Missing or skipping out on doctor appointments
- Falls that cause injuries
A hearing test is not only about your hearing.
6. Repair Tense Relationships
Untreated hearing loss can try the patience of your friends and family members. It’s more common for misunderstandings to occur. Individuals will get aggravated with the situation, including you. Bitterness and regret could follow. Friends and family members may even exclude you from gatherings versus needing to constantly repeat what they said.
But the good news is, getting your hearing tested will help restore troubled relationships and prevent misunderstandings from occurring again.