October is National Audiology Awareness Month and National Protect Your Hearing Month. To celebrate, we encourage anyone that has been wondering about their hearing, regardless of age, to get it checked out now.
If you’re wondering whether it’s time to get your hearing checked, the answer is probably yes! Make your hearing health part of your regular health care routine so that any issues can be addressed promptly. It can be hard to tell whether you have hearing loss until communication becomes difficult, which is why we encourage a baseline hearing test for all adults. The average person waits 7-10 years to address hearing loss, which can impact other areas of their health and wellbeing.
How you can prioritize your hearing health care:
Use hearing protection to prevent noise-induced hearing loss.
Get a baseline hearing test by an audiologist by age 50.
Get a hearing test if you notice any changes in your hearing, including ringing in your ears (tinnitus), or have a family history of hearing loss. Treat hearing loss sooner than later as studies show that untreated hearing loss can impact other areas of your health and well-being, and also becomes harder to treat over time.
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