A recent study found that only 16% of adults between the ages of 20 and 69 who benefit from hearing aids have ever worn them. However, the longer you delay treatment, the more hearing loss can affect you.

If you postponed your hearing test, here are five reasons to take action today:

• Hearing loss drives your family crazy.

If your family asks you to turn off the TV, you will be upset if you keep saying “what?” and tells you that you are talking too loud, you may have hearing loss. If left untreated, these annoying tendencies can continue to drive a wedge between you and your loved ones.

• Poor hearing is detrimental to your career.

At work you can skip directives, important details during a phone call or nod your head during a conversation and inadvertently agree to take on a big project on your own. Failure to hear properly can lead to you being ignored for promotions and promotions, threatening job security and limiting your earning potential.

• Hearing loss can endanger your physical health.

If you have difficulty hearing, you may not notice a car approaching when crossing the street, or an ambulance or fire truck approaching from behind. Hearing loss can also affect balance and increase the risk of falling threefold.

• Hearing difficulties endanger your mental health.

Failure to hear properly can cause frustration, anger, and alienation from society, which can lead to or exacerbate diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Even a simple inability to hear the sounds you are used to can cause grief and depression.

• Hearing problems impair quality of life.

From the conversations and loss of sounds you used, to the social, physical, and emotional aspects of hearing loss, all of these effects combined reduce your quality of life and prevent you from living life to the fullest.

However, after hearing testing and treatment, you will enjoy hearing what you have been losing for years, and even wonder why you have waited so long to solve your hearing problems.


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