Five Reasons To Get Your Hearing Tested Today
North American Precis Syndicate
Millions of Americans have hearing loss. It's a good idea to get your hearing checked. (NAPS)
Jennifer Gehlen, Au.D
(NAPSI)—A recent study found that only 16 percent of adults between the
ages of 20 and 69 who would benefit from hearing aids have ever worn them.
However, the longer you delay treatment, the more hearing loss can affect
you. If you've been putting off getting your hearing checked, here are five
reasons to take action today.
1) Hearing loss drives your family
If your family asks you to turn down the TV, gets frustrated when you keep
saying "what?", and tells you you're speaking too loudly, you may have
hearing loss. Left untreated, those annoying tendencies can continue to drive
a wedge between you and your loved ones.
2) Poor hearing harms your career.
At work, you might miss directives, important details on a phone call, or
nod along during a conversation and unintentionally agree to take on a big
project yourself. The inability to hear properly can cause you to be
overlooked for raises and promotions, threaten your job security, and limit
your earning potential.
3) Hearing loss may put your
physical health at risk.
If you struggle to hear, you might not notice a car coming while you're
crossing the street or an ambulance or firetruck approaching from behind.
Hearing loss can also affect your balance and increase your risk of falling
4) Hearing difficulty jeopardizes
your mental health.
The inability to hear properly can make people frustrated, angry and
socially withdrawn, which can lead to or exacerbate conditions such as
dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Even just being unable to hear the sounds
you used to can cause grief and depression.
5) Hearing struggles damage your
quality of life.
From the conversations and loss of sounds you used to enjoy to the social,
physical and emotional aspects of not hearing well, all of these effects
combine to diminish your quality of life and prevent you from living life to
However, by getting your hearing tested and treated, you'll enjoy hearing
what you've been missing out on over the years and even wonder why you waited
so long to address your hearing problems.
Jennifer Gehlen, Au.D. is an
Educational Specialist for Sivantos, Inc., the manufacturer of Signia hearing
aids. She provides training to customers and staff on company technology,
products and software from face-to-face meetings to virtual sessions. She
holds an Au.D. from the University
For further facts on hearing loss and hearing aids, go to www.signiausa.com.
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