Millions of Americans suffer from hearing loss. You are not alone. In the United States hearing loss follows only arthritis and health disease in the number of sufferers. Unfortunately, individuals with a hearing loss will wait for an average of 5 to 7 years to do something about their hearing loss. That is entirely too long to wait.
Reasons to Get a Hearing Test Now
- A recent study found that older adults with hearing loss were more likely to develop dementia than older adults with normal hearing. There was a relationship between the level of uncorrected hearing loss and level of dementia risk: mild hearing loss was associated with a two-fold increase in risk; moderate hearing loss with a three-fold increase in risk, and severe hearing loss with a five-fold increase in risk. (Lin et al., 2011).*
- You could have hearing loss that is caused by a treatable, medical condition.
- An inability to hearing warning signals as soon as everyone else hears them can make you a danger to yourself and others.
- Your performance at work may be suffering.
- Do you suffer from depression? Researchers from the (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health, have found a strong association between hearing impairment and depression
- Are your relationships suffering? Are you arguing over what your spouse said and what you heard or the volume of the TV?
- Do you avoid going out because of your hearing loss? Hearing loss can lead to social isolation.
- Are your friends and family members avoiding having conversations with you? Is it because they know you’re struggling to hear.
- Are you more tired than usual? Spending all day piecing together what others are saying is exhausting.
- Are you over the age of 50? Then its time to get your hearing checked. You can use this test as a baseline for future tests.
Ignoring problems never works. Its’ time call us so, we know we can help get you started on your journey to better hearing.
*Source NIH: National Institute on Aging