6 Reasons to Get Your Hearing Checked

Most of us are aware of the importance of annual physical assessments with our doctor: we want to make sure that we’re in good shape! After all, it’s important if there are any changes to our overall well being that our doctor catches them early on. This greatly improves the chances that a treatment course your general health practitioner may prescribe is successful.

Despite this, many of us do not consider annual hearing assessments as a routine part of our annual health assessments. The statistics show that this mindset should change; it’s estimated that 20% of Americans report some degree of hearing loss.

Untreated hearing loss impacts more than your ability to hear well. 

6 Reasons to Get Your Hearing Checked

Still not convinced it’s important to book in an annual hearing assessment? Here are our top 6 reasons to get your hearing checked.

  1. Left untreated, hearing loss could lead to social isolation.
  2. Untreated hearing loss has been linked to cognitive decline.
  3. Hearing loss may be a symptom of an underlying health condition, such as diabetes.
  4. Untreated hearing loss can lead to depression.
  5. The earlier hearing loss is identified, the sooner treatment can begin.
  6. It’s quick and painless. Learn more about what to expect when you book in your hearing assessment with the hearing care professionals at Family Audiology.

Hearing Loss: The Myths & Facts

Hearing loss is more common than you’re likely aware of. Here are 4 common myths and facts we hear about hearing loss.

Myth 1 - Hearing loss is a normal part of aging that only affects the elderly.

Fact - Hearing loss can affect all age groups. It’s estimated that approximately 6 million people in the U.S. between the ages of 18 - 44 have a hearing loss.

Myth 2 - Hearing loss is not very common.

Fact -  Hearing loss is the third most common physical condition in the U.S., behind arthritis and heart disease.

Myth 3 - If you had a hearing loss, you would know about it.

Fact - Hearing loss generally happens gradually. This makes it difficult to notice. The best way to determine if you have a hearing loss is with a hearing assessment.

Myth 4 - Most hearing losses cannot be helped.

Fact - The majority of people who seek help with a hearing loss respond successfully to hearing aid solutions.

Check out some other common hearing loss myths and facts here.

Trust the Experts at Family Audiology

We are here for you and all your hearing health needs. If you are concerned about the possibility of hearing loss or have any questions about hearing assessments, contact us at Family Audiology and schedule an appointment today.

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