Most people think of hearing loss as an inconvenience rather than a major health concern. Multiple studies have shown that this misconception can be detrimental for your health since hearing loss can decrease your mental abilities, reduced cognitive function and even increase your risk for developing dementia.
For those reasons, it is best to have your hearing checked at the first signs of hearing loss. Turning up the TV volume, asking people to repeat themselves and struggling to understand speech in noisy environments are common signs that it’s time for a hearing test.
Most people wait 7-10 year before getting a hearing test, which is far too long considering the health impacts hearing loss can have on a person. This is especially surprising since most hearing tests can be administered for little or no cost. A hearing test will determine the amount of hearing loss you are experiencing and what actions should be taken to improve your hearing.
If you do discover it is time for you to get hearing aids, don’t be discouraged. Technological advancements have made hearing aids more intuitive and discrete than ever before. In fact, there’s a good chance that many people in your life have hearing aids and you don’t even know it.
You may also be surprised to know that if your hearing continues to change, your hearing aids can change with it. That’s because digital advancements have made it possible to easily change the settings of your hearing aids multiple times without replacing them.
To learn more about hearing loss or to schedule a hearing test, contact any of the Audio Help centers in New York by calling 888-832-9966 or use our schedule your appointment today.