Getting your hearing tested can be a lot easier than you think. Since it is an important part of an overall health check up, you should have your hearing evaluated annually along-side your other health screenings.
As hearing care providers for more than 30 years, we know how important hearing is to your day-to-day life. Our hearing connects us to our surroundings including our families, friends, and loved ones. It is not only important to protect your hearing, but it is essential to be proactive and schedule annual hearing screenings to ensure you are hearing your best.
It is now easier than ever to get your hearing tested but many still avoid getting it done. Below are the 10 most compelling reasons to stop delaying and get your hearing tested today.
1. You might already have a hearing loss
Hearing loss is common and tends to occur gradually as we age or are exposed to loud sounds. Because it happens slowly you may not notice the loss until it starts to affect your day-to-day life and begins to disrupt your relationships.
2. Early detection means early treatment
Untreated hearing loss can lead to feelings of isolation, depression and is associated with other medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Early detection means you can get the medical attention you need.
3. Hearing loss is one of several factors linked to the increased risk of falls in older Americans
People with hearing loss may have decreased spatial awareness and poor recognition of their surrounding environment, which makes them more likely to have balance issues.
4. A hearing assessment is included as is part of the Welcome to Medicare enrollment exam
As part of the initial preventative physical examination (IPPE), Medicare beneficiaries will receive a hearing screening as part of the exam at no extra charge.
5. Hearing aids are better than ever
When a hearing loss is identified and hearing aids are recommended, new technology is available to help you hear your best. While a hearing aid will not restore your hearing to normal, advances in design compensate for your hearing loss better than ever.
6. It is convenient
In-person and telehealth audiology services are becoming more common. Online access to hearing care means you have the most flexible, safe and convenient options available to meet your hearing care needs.
7. People with untreated hearing loss earn less
Being able to hear at work is imperative to job performance. When you cannot hear, you are more likely to misunderstand and misinterpret instructions.
8. Test results are accurate
When you choose the right hearing care professional; you can depend on receiving a thorough hearing test and accurate results. Advances in online hearing assessment technology and quality equipment have improved the reliability and accuracy of hearing tests over the years.
9. Hearing is essential to your quality of life
Our senses give us information about the world around us. When one of those senses is deficient our brains receive less information. A hearing assessment can alert you to a deficiency in your hearing so you can take action and receive treatment
10. It is easy and painless
A hearing test can be completed in about 30 minutes and is completely painless!
If you or a loved one are experiencing hearing difficulties, contact 888-333-9730 to schedule a hearing screening. To schedule a TeleHealth appointment, visit our TeleHealth webpage or call 888-635-9467.
Hearing Health USA has over 220 clinics in the United States. Our trained staff and compassionate hearing health professionals provide optimal care and solutions for every lifestyle and budget.