If following along with conversations in noisy areas is becoming difficult and talking with people younger than you is hard, it’s time for a hearing test.
Age-related hearing loss is a common occurrence, especially after the age of 50. In fact, around 40 percent of people over the age of 50 suffer from some degree of hearing loss. People who work in fields where they’re exposed to loud noises are even more susceptible to age-related hearing loss.
The unfortunate part is that many people who would benefit from hearing aids never get them, instead suffering in silence. When it comes to hearing aids, there are so many options available as the technology behind them has come a long way. Yet, many people still feel a stigma surrounding hearing aids. Working closely with an audiologist can help you find the best device to suit your lifestyle.
Hearing loss can progress, causing everyday interactions to become increasingly difficult. For this reason, many people with hearing loss tend to retreat and isolate themselves. This has been linked to depression and memory-related issues.
Generally, having your hearing checked is an important test. Not only does it reveal your hearing abilities, but it can provide insight into your overall health, especially if the cause of your hearing loss is something that can be treated.
Instead of pretending to follow a conversation, increasing the volume on the radio or TV, or sitting with people smiling and nodding, have your hearing checked instead as there are very easy fixes for many hearing loss related issues.
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