5 reasons why you should get your hearing checked
The main causes of hearing loss are largely to do with genetics and age although there are also a wide range of environmental factors which can affect things too. Trauma damage, diseases & exposure to loud noises are all relevant and contribute greatly to the fact that one in 6 of us in the UK are now living with some degree of Hearing loss - that’s a whopping 10 million of us!
If you are part of this statistic there is some good news - you can act now to do something about it and help prevent things from getting worse. Here are the top 5 reasons why you shouldn’t delay a trip to your local hearing specialist to get things checked out.
1.There can be some quite drastic health consequences to ignoring hearing loss including an increased risk of dementia.
2. Hearing loss can have a real detrimental effect to overall brain function and memory.
3. If your hearing is deteriorating it can be treated. The longer you leave it the worse it will get and there is a risk that further damage could be irreversible
4. Hearing loss can lose to a loss of confidence and social isolation.
5. Living with the effects of hearing loss can be exhausting. If you are having to concentrate really hard on conversations or struggling to pick out words from background noise you are going to notice feeling drained a lot more often.
These are just some reasons to get everything checked out if you think you are suffering with hearing loss but there are many more. Don’t delay - the quicker you react the better.