When was the last time you had your eyesight checked? For most of us, the answer is “within the past year.” Or perhaps even, “I am due one actually, I should get to booking that!”
An eye test is something that many of us routinely carry out on a yearly basis. Similarly, we will often have annual physical exams. After all, we want to make sure that our eyes and body are in good working order, right?
So why is it that so many of us don’t get our hearing checked once a year?
A hearing assessment isn’t painful. They’re not invasive, and they involve no radiation. For many of us, a hearing assessment simply isn’t at the top of our annual health checks. We just often don’t make the time.
However, the sooner your hearing specialist identifies hearing loss, the better. Treating a hearing loss can greatly improve your quality of life. Despite this, on average it takes 7 years before people seek help for their hearing.
A Consumer Report survey found that almost 30% of participants said “they’ve gone for more than a decade without getting their hearing checked or have never had it assessed at all.”
The difficulty with hearing loss, is that people may not even realize they are having difficulty hearing. A new study published in the journal JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery found that adults were underestimating the level of their hearing loss. Up to 42% of participants who reported no difficulty hearing actually had mild hearing loss when assessed.
Although you may believe that your hearing is fine, you may in fact be experiencing hearing loss. Here are 5 signs that you need your hearing health assessed:
Even if you haven’t experienced the 5 signs above, it’s worth booking in an annual hearing assessment. The benefits to treating a hearing loss make it worth it. Here are just a few benefits:
If you are ready to book in a hearing assessment, here’s what you can expect. The hearing healthcare specialists at Come Hear Greenville would be happy to offer you a hearing assessment. Please call us on (864) 546-5708 or click here to request an appointment now.
We understand that hearing aids can be costly. For a limited time, CareCredit® is offering HearingLife customers two years to pay for your hearing aids. You can get a $100 statement credit when you open a new CareCredit credit card account, spend $1000+ with your new card and register your purchase.