If you suspect your Hearing is not what it used be, it is best you visit a specialist and conduct a hearing test in order to see if there is anything wrong with your hearing or not. It’s of utmost importance that you tackle the problem early on, so it doesn’t develop into something more serious which can cause you problems in your everyday life. If you are someone who works in high sound environments like construction, consider having regular check ups.
In Australia, about 10 children out of 10 000 are born with medium to more extreme Hearing Loss and about 20 will unfortunately acquire hearing impairment and will be required to use hearing aid. So for this reason, conducing hearing tests Melbourne and all over Australia are recommended at least once a year.
Hearing tests Melbourne are performed by audiologists and are painless. The reasons why you should conduct regular tests are various, but here are a few of why you should do them regularly and how it will benefit you.
- Even if you’ve lost some hearing already it doesn’t mean you are going to lose it all. In some cases, audiologists will be able to give you recommendations of a change in lifestyle that will protect the remainder of hearing that you still have.
- Your hearing loss will be difficult to everyone, including family, friends and co-workers, but most of all, it will be difficult for you. Everyone will be frustrated, annoyed and feelings will be hurt. Having to repeat yourself and shouting during conversations will wear down everyone’s nerves.
- Hearing loss has been linked to development of depression due to the isolation it will cause. The more you isolate yourself and ignore the problem, the greater the chances are of risking depression.
- Our body works as a unit, meaning, hearing loss may lead to other diseases. For example, it is considered a warning sign to diabetes. Diabetics are twice as likely to lose hearing as those without it. Taking regular tests can prevent many other illnesses as well, like cardiovascular diseases, which can lead to strokes or heart attacks, which often go undetected until they occur. The hair cell vital to the hearing are often the first cells that “die” by reduced blood flow, which in return leads to hearing loss.
- It’s harder to find a job, and advance in your career if you have hearing loss, which will eventually lead back to frustration and depression.
Nowadays, technology has advanced significantly and a hearing aid is available to everyone. The first step is getting your hearing tested, determining the type of hearing loss you have, and proceeding accordingly.
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