Do you have a hearing problem? Not sure? These are a few everyday signs that can help you decide if you have hearing loss. Review the questions below to see if you answer yes to at least a few of these, if you do, its probably a good idea to have your hearing checked by a professional.
- Do you struggle to hear conversations in loud noisy environments or restaurants?
- Do you have a hard time following conversation in a group of people?
- Are you asking people to repeat things frequently?
- Are you finding yourself looking at people’s lips to understand what they are saying?
- Avoiding social situations that you use to enjoy because you can’t hear the conversation?
- Do you turn up the TV or radio louder than what others like it?
Hearing loss procrastination
Did you know, the average person ignores their hearing loss for 7 years before acting on it? The question is, can a person wait longer to get help? It’s tempting but here are a few good reasons not to.
Your brain and hearing loss
Don’t wait too long, the longer a person waits, the harder it is for their brain to get used to hearing aids and to re-learn certain sounds. The sooner you start using hearing aids, the better chance you will give your brain to adapt and re-learn sounds you may not have been hearing for a while.
Improvement of life when you can hear.
Hearing loss can affect not only ourselves but our family and friends as well. Ask any happy couple, what are the secrets to a successful marriage, and chances are that “communication” will be on the list. That’s because communication allows both partners to convey their thoughts and emotions to each other – a very important aspect of a healthy marriage.
Numerous studies have demonstrated that hearing aids improve the overall quality of life by allowing the user to interact socially and emotionally with those around him or her.
Hearing loss linked with dementia
Seniors with untreated hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop dementia over time than those who retain their hearing, according to a recent study by Johns Hopkins University and the National Institute on Aging.
Precise reasons aren’t yet known, but auditory deprivation may be an underlying cause. According to researchers, simply using hearing aids could help, so ask yourself, do you have a hearing problem? The sooner you take action, the sooner you can get back to hearing your favorite sounds! Find a location near you to get started.