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10 reasons why you should get your hearing checked

Doctor examining ear of senior woman

Did you know that according to WebMD, hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the U.S.? What’s interesting is that it’s also very treatable, and the treatment is actually more successful the earlier it is done. If you think you could have hearing loss, here are 10 reasons why you shouldn’t wait to find out for sure.

1. Hearing tests are painless and they take less than an hour.

2. It’s never too early to get your first hearing test. The earlier you test your hearing, the sooner you can create a baseline to compare future tests to determine if your hearing is getting worse.

3. At your hearing checkup, not only is your hearing ability checked, but so is the health of your ears. If you have a wax build up it could be affecting your hearing.

4. Hearing loss may be an early warning sign for other health conditions, like cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

5. When hearing loss is left untreated, your chances for developing dementia are increased.

6. Untreated hearing loss increases your chances of falling and possibly seriously injuring yourself.

7. Using hearing aids to treat your hearing loss is proven to reduce the risk of cognitive decline.

8. Untreated hearing loss has been linked to depression and social isolation.

9. The Mayo Clinic recommends baseline hearing tests for adults.

10. Because it’s important to be proactive about your health and to improve your quality of life.

Beyond these 10 reasons, if you’ve been exposed to loud work environments, you attend many loud events, such as music concerts or sporting events, or you’re experiencing general signs of hearing loss, it’s a good idea to set up a hearing test.

Most of our patients are grateful for the full evaluation at no charge.  Some of our patients have had temporary trouble because of earwax or a medical condition and their hearing can be restored.  Some have had hearing trouble for decades and are in tears when we restore their hearing because they can hear their spouse or child better in a matter of minutes.  We are happy to help you understand where your hearing is at and give you our expert opinion. Don’t wait until the damage is done.

To schedule a hearing test please call Evolution Hearing at our Charlottesville, VA location, 434-260-8007 or at our Raleigh, NC location, 919-670-3258 today.