Hearing loss is one of the most common problems in the U.S., in fact, it’s second only to heart disease.
Hearing loss can affect anyone. It doesn’t discriminate based on age, sex, race, or status. By age 65, one out of three people has hearing loss to some degree. Getting your hearing checked should be done every few years when under 50 and annually for those who are over 50. One painless checkup can ward off so many things and allow you to keep your quality of life. Below are a few other reasons you should get your hearing checked.
Hearing loss may be an early warning sign of more serious illnesses such as cardiovascular disease or dementia
Untreated hearing loss increases your chances of developing dementia
Untreated hearing loss can increase the risk of falling and fall-related injuries
Hearing loss, if left untreated, can lead to feeling isolated and lead to depression
A hearing test is painless and takes less than an hour
Those with untreated hearing loss experience a decline in thinking abilities compared to those without hearing loss.
You may have hearing loss and not realize it
If the hearing test verifies that your hearing is not impaired, you can tell your friends and family members that they really ARE mumbling.