Should I Wait to Get my Hearing Checked?
A recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine suggests that people with compromised hearing are at risk of developing cognitive deficits — problems with memory and thinking — sooner than those whose hearing is intact.
Hearing loss can lead to depression. A survey of 2,300 hearing impaired adults age 50 and older found that those with untreated hearing loss were more likely to report depression, anxiety, and paranoia compared to those who wear hearing aids. Your personal relationships may be suffering as you argue over what your spouse said and what you heard or the fact that the TV is turned up too loud.
Having a hearing loss is exhausting. Hour after hour, and day after day of trying to piece together what’s going on can be an emotionally and physically draining process. Even if you think you aren’t having too much of a problem right now, a hearing test now can serve as a baseline for future tests.
Hearing loss is one of the most common health problems in the US. Here are a few reasons why you should address the problem sooner rather than later.
Do others complain the TV is too loud?
Do you have trouble hearing over the telephone?
Do you often ask people to repeat what they said?
Do you have trouble hearing in background noise?
Do you have a harder time hearing women and children?
Tinnitus is described as hearing sound in the head or ears that does not come from an outside source. We can evaluate the tinnitus and provide recommendations.
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Convincing Someone They Need a Hearing Test
You are married to, live with, or love someone who is clearly struggling to hear. How do you convince them that it’s time to get their hearing checked? The quickest way to bring someone around to the realization that they might be having a problem hearing is to stop being a human hearing aid. Frequent repetitions, tolerating the volume louder than you know it should be, and repeating someone else’s conversation to them is a sign that you are becoming their hearing aids. The average person waits for 5 – 7 years to do something about their hearing loss. The sooner they do something about the problem, the happier everyone will be.