Audiology Associates of North Florida - Tallahassee, FL

Woman getting a hearing test to protect her hearing health.

Our lives are busy and hectic – from our jobs to preparing meals to social events. Getting your hearing Evaluated most likely doesn’t seem like something you can spare the time to do. And perhaps you believe it can wait because you don’t believe you’re experiencing hearing loss.

Here’s why you shouldn’t put it off:

1. You Can Prevent Further Hearing Loss

Many individuals don’t recognize how serious their hearing loss is becoming because it advances so slowly. As time passes, they begin compensating and making lifestyle changes without recognizing it. And because they don’t recognize they have hearing loss, they continue to engage in activities that make their hearing loss worse.

But knowledge is power.

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

If you are experiencing moderate hearing loss, you will want to find out how to keep it from getting worse.

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

Your ears will be safeguarded from further damage by using ear protection when exposed to loud sounds and reducing your exposure.

2. You’re Missing More Than You Realize

You may have gradually forgotten your appreciation for music if you’ve been going through moderate hearing loss. You may not recall what it’s like to have a discussion without asking friends or family members to repeat themselves.

You may find yourself getting further away from doing your favorite things and spending time with friends.

You can find out just how much hearing loss you have by getting a hearing assessment. In the majority of situations, we can help you hear better.

3. You Might 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. Getting your hearing retested by a hearing specialist will help you learn if you have the best hearing aid for your type and degree of hearing loss and whether it’s effectively adjusted.

4. You Could be at Risk Already

Among adults between the ages of 55 and 64, 8.5 percent are suffering from disabling hearing loss. Environmental factors are typically to blame. It isn’t simply about getting old. Exposure to loud noise causes the majority of it.

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

  • Go to plays, movies, and concerts
  • Shoot guns
  • Ride loud vehicles such as a snowmobile, ATV, or motorcycle
  • Have a loud job
  • Listen to loud music or wear earbuds
  • Mow the lawn

All of these daily activities can result in hearing loss. You need to go have your hearing tested 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 Over-all Health Will Improve

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

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

Getting your hearing tested is about more than just your hearing.

6. Restore Tense Relationships

Neglected hearing loss can test the patience of your family members and friends. It’s more likely for misunderstandings to take place. The situation is irritating for everybody. Resentment and regret might follow. Rather than continuously having to repeat themselves, family and friends may begin to exclude you from gatherings.

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

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