Out of all of the human senses, most would agree that hearing is one of the most important. Hearing loss is attributed to a number of different conditions and it is almost impossible to fully recover from. Thankfully, advances in modern medicine have allowed us to discover ways to prevent further hearing loss and assist those who are already suffering. If you think you may be affected by hearing lost, the most important thing to do is to have your hearing tested.
Here are our top 8 reasons you should have your hearing tested:
People with hearing loss (even if it is just mild) are three times more likely to experience unexpected injury, including falls and more frequent hospitalizations.
Hearing loss has been strongly linked to sleep apnea, depression, early onset Alzheimer’s and a number of other very serious conditions. It may also be an early warning sign for other conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
The Mayo Clinic reports that being proactive with your health can increase quality of life, and therefore recommends baseline hearing tests for all adults.
Hearing tests are very easy and typically take less than an hour! (And here at Priority Hearing Aid Group they are free!)
After arthritis and heart disease, hearing loss is the third most common physically detrimental condition and is proven to contribute to both anxiety and depression.
Hear a ringing in your ears? This may be Tinnitus, which often accompanies hearing loss and may be just as debilitating.
83% of individuals who use hearing aids reported an improved quality of life after they began wearing them!
Hearing loss doesn’t only affect the individual who suffers from it directly, it also indirectly affects everyone around them. Regaining one’s hearing can help to improve relationships.
Do you think that you or a loved one may be suffering from hearing loss? Here are some of the most common symptoms of hearing loss:
Difficulty understanding others, especially when there is background noise.
Trouble understanding conversations over the phone.
Consistently misunderstanding what others are saying, and responding inaccurately.
Often having to ask others to repeat themselves, speak more loudly, lowly or clearly.
Tinnitus, ringing in the ears.
Withdrawing from social settings or avoiding conversations.
There is no reason not to go get your hearing checked! At both our Ventura and Westlake Village locations there is no cost for a hearing check, so you can be sure to either leave with peace of mind or have options for a solution to your hearing issues. Hearing loss is a real threat, so take it seriously and make an appointment to get your hearing checked today! To make an appointment, call (805) 496-3553 or reach out to us at priorityhearingaidgroup.com/contact-us.