Have you ever had a hearing test? For most of the population, the answer is a definite no.
Hearing loss occurs in all age groups. It is the 3rd most common health problem in the United States. Hearing loss is also very treatable. When you start treatment early, it’s more beneficial and effective. Treatment starts with a hearing test.
Here are 5 reasons why you should get your hearing checked with a hearing test.
Catch Hearing Loss Early
Hearing loss affects 1-in-3 people over the age of 60. The longer you wait to treat it, the harder it can be to treat. Hearing loss causes your brain to need more time to process speech information. When treatment begins shortly after diagnosis, you adapt faster to hearing aids. More importantly, your brain actively processes speech information better.
Establish a Baseline
Think if you started a weight loss program, but never weighed yourself at the beginning. If your hearing test show you have no significant hearing loss, it still gives a baseline for the future. Our audiologist can compare baseline results to future hearing tests. This gives a better understanding of if there is hearing loss and how it’s progressing. Sometimes if there is hearing loss, we require medical clearance. Our audiologist will refer you to of our ENTs to evaluate if the hearing loss is due to a medical issue.
Additional Health Reasons
Hearing loss comes with other risks such as dementia, social isolation, depression, and confusion. Early detection is key to preventing these other issues. All it takes is a quick hearing test to see if everything is ok. If there are issues, we take action to ensure no additional health problems develop.
If You Turn Up the Volume
Do you turn up the volume on the TV or radio? Do other family members complain it is too loud? If you answered yes, it’s time for a hearing exam. The same goes for conversation – if you ask people to repeat themselves, it’s time. If you can’t catch what’s being said at a family gathering or a restaurant, you may have some hearing loss. It’s best to get it checked sooner rather than later.
Hearing Tests are Quick and Painless
Finally, the main reason to get a hearing test is that it is quick and easy for you to do. There is no pain involved, and the whole thing takes under an hour. During this time you’ll answer some simple questions about your hearing. Then our Audiologist will do a hearing test.
If you’re ready to schedule your hearing test, call us at 346-413-9313