Did you know that one in six Australians have some sort of hearing loss? That means you likely know at least one family member or friend who uses a hearing aid—if not multiple people.
Whether or not you need a hearing aid, you might be wondering whether it’s time to get a hearing test. After all, hearing loss is associated with age, meaning your likelihood of experiencing hearing problems increases with each passing year.
And even if you’re still relatively young, it’s nice to know what’s going on with your ears—and catch hearing and ear problems before it’s too late.
With that in mind, here are a few reasons why you might want to consider getting a hearing test sooner rather than later.
Catch It Early
The sooner you know about your hearing loss, the more time you have to do something about it—whether that’s simply using a hearing aid to improve your quality of life or a more intensive solution like surgery. That’s why it’s imperative you book a hearing test if you even suspect you might be experiencing hearing loss.
It’s so important to get a ‘baseline’ hearing test that you can measure against over the years, this way you can see any changes as they occur or monitor a hearing loss until you are ready to take thing to the next step.
A Hearing Test Could Help Delay Dementia
Did you know that people with untreated hearing loss are more likely to also suffer from untreated dementia and that being unable to hear well can actually speed up the progression of your dementia?
Doctors have long recognized the link between hearing loss and cognitive problems. One of the easiest, most effective ways to delay the onset of dementia as you age is to get a hearing test and invest in hearing aids if needed.
If you are experiencing hearing loss, the problem may be as simple as a build-up of earwax, an ear infection, or even some type of abnormal growth in your ear canal. A hearing assessment will help catch these small issues before they grow into bigger problems and help keep your ears clean and healthy for the future.
If you experience minor hearing loss, you might not think it’s a big deal—after all, all you need to do is turn up your TV or ask your friends to speak up, and the problem is solved.
But by going through the world with impaired hearing, you’re actually taking on some significant risks. That’s because hearing well is key to having an awareness of your environment and keeping yourself and your loved ones safe.
This could be crossing the road or hearing a smoke alarm or a child call for help – don’t underestimate the importance of good hearing.
If you want to avoid these serious dangers, then the solution is easy: Book a hearing test today.
Live Life to the Fullest
Hearing loss doesn’t just affect your health and safety—it can also affect your quality of life.
Whether you enjoy listening to music or watching TV, catching up with friends, or chatting with strangers at the grocery store, having impaired hearing can cut off one of your key connections to the outside world.
The thing is, it doesn’t have to be this way. A simple hearing test—and possibly a hearing aid or other medical intervention—will help keep you engaged with the world around you.
Other Health Benefits
In addition to the many health benefits we’ve already mentioned, getting a hearing test can have even more advantages.
For one thing, skin cancer can sometimes be detected during a hearing test. That might seem like a pretty random connection, but a physical ear exam is part of a hearing test, and a doctor might catch moles and other strange growths in your ear that you wouldn’t have otherwise known about.
And there’s another detriment to hearing loss that we don’t always talk about: The fact that there’s a well-demonstrated connection between hearing loss or tinnitus and mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression.
It makes sense. If you don’t feel connected to the outside world and aren’t able to do activities that you once enjoyed before your hearing loss, then you probably won’t feel your best. And if you’re afraid of your hearing loss contributing to a dangerous event, then your anxiety is going to spike.
Fortunately, these trials could be avoided by simply booking a hearing test.
Quick and Easy
We know that getting medical examinations can sometimes feel like a pain. You have to make an appointment, transport yourself to the office, and sit through a lengthy, sometimes obtrusive procedure.
Fortunately, hearing tests are relatively quick and painless compared to other medical exams. Hearing tests typically last less than an hour, and our online system makes it quick and easy to book a hearing appointment.
We’ll guide you through the process and help make a plan for your hearing requirements.
Knowledge Is Power
Hearing loss is one of the most common health issues Australians experience as they age. Even young people can experience hearing issues.
Fortunately, you don’t have to face this problem alone. When you book your hearing test today, you are taking the first step towards addressing your hearing loss, and we’ll be here to help every step of the way. We look forward to “hearing” from you soon!