Hearing loss can be a very gradual process and many people are unaware that they have had a decline in their hearing. It is therefore important to receive regular hearing screenings to identify potential hearing problems over the age of 50.
The best way to get a hearing screen is through an Audiologist’s office. They use special equipment to present different sounds through a set of headphones into your ears.
As you hear these sounds, you are instructed to respond as they occur. This tells the tester which sounds you can discern. These sounds are presented at different volumes and pitches.
In this way, the tester can determine how sensitive your hearing is and what pitches you cannot hear as well. In addition, the results show details of the hearing loss, allowing the Audiologist to explain how it impacts you. Depending upon the severity of the loss, different treatments may be recommended. Once hearing loss has been detected, regular hearing checks are important to monitor for additional loss.
Preventative action is always recommended, regardless of whether you have hearing loss or not. This includes avoiding loud noise when possible and to protect your hearing with protective earplugs when around loud machinery or music.
Do you miss the sound of falling rain, or the waves breaking against the sands of the beach? Do you miss the wonderful sound of children’s laughter? I could go on and on; however, I think you understand where we are headed with these questions.
Hearing loss is a very serious condition. Here are 8 reasons you should not avoid getting a hearing test.
1. It is socially awkward to ask people to repeat themselves during conversations.
2. Watching TV is aggravating to others when you turn the volume up so loud.
3. Misheard instructions can make simple installation projects take longer.
4. You misinterpret what people say, missing important dates and times.
5. It can affect your work performance.
6. You can’t hear approaching traffic when crossing the street.
7. You miss out on special occasions when you can’t hear people celebrating.
8. You have added family pressure and stress about your hearing
Don’t put yourself in these situations. Seek a hearing specialist who can perform a hearing loss test to determine the extent of damage. If diagnosed early enough, you can get the proper care to save your hearing.
Do you want your loved ones to worry about you and your hearing? No; of course not. That’s why it’s so important to speak with a hearing specialist today and stop missing out on hearing the important things in life.