Why Should I Get My Hearing Tested?
Knowing where you stand with your hearing is important to your overall health, since hearing loss can happen at any age and can play a role in other health issues. Early detection of a hearing loss is key!
Hearing loss is the third most common chronic health problem in older adults in the U.S., and only 30% of individuals with hearing difficulties actually wear hearing aids. With over 33 million Americans suffering from hearing loss, medical professionals believe it is important to get a baseline screening, followed by an annual evaluation after the age of 50. You don’t have to wait until you are noticing hearing loss to get a screening. Early detection of hearing loss can allow your hearing specialist to monitor your hearing and provide you with the best action to take.
Warning Signs of Hearing Loss
Warning signs of hearing loss can be different for each person. Some people experience issues like: asking people to repeat themselves, turning the TV up too loud, difficultly understanding in groups, etc. These are all common signs that you may have a hearing loss. Below are the top ten most common warning signs someone with hearing loss may exhibit:
- They say people seem to mumble when speaking to them.
- They ask people to repeat themselves.
- They’ve been told they speak too loudly.
- Family or friends complain that they have the volume of the radio or TV up too loud.
- They no longer hear normal household sounds, such as the dripping of a faucet, the ringing of a doorbell, or turn signals on a car.
- They have difficulty understanding conversation when in a large group or crowd.
- They say they can hear, but have trouble understanding all the words in a conversation.
- They find telephone conversation increasingly difficult.
- They have trouble hearing when their back is turned to the speaker.
- They may experience ringing in their ears.
If you or a loved one are experiencing any of these warning signs, it is important to get a hearing test. A hearing test will determine if hearing amplification/hearing aids are needed to hear better. Schedule a FREE hearing test with us today.