4 Solid Reasons You Need to Complete a Hearing Test

Hearing TestBy Fred Bernstein  –  Presented by Cynthia M. Peffers, ACA, BC-HIS

Hearing is one of those things that many people end up taking for granted. That’s because most people don’t think it can happen to them. After all, what can cause damage to your ears anyways? Therein lies the problem. Most people don’t even know that they’re doing damage to their ears because they aren’t sure which activities are considered risky. They also don’t know how much better their lives can be when they fix issues related to their ears. For these reasons, and a whole lot more, it really is time to go in for a hearing test. Use any of the following reasons to help motivate you to finally go through with it.

1. You probably don’t know how at risk you actually are.
There are a slew of risky activities that most people do nowadays on a daily basis. The biggest culprit by far comes in the form of an mp3 player and in-ear headphones. Most people don’t enjoy music unless they pump the volume up to literally deafening levels. In-ear headphones magnify the risks because they are placed close to sensitive hearing tissues. Another example of a risky activity is driving fast on the freeway in a car that doesn’t insulate against sound very well. You can magnify the risk by having your windows rolled down. And these are just two examples of risky activities. There are actually many more that you could be doing even as you read this.

2. You may not know how quick and easy a hearing test can be.
The professional that tests you will perform a non-invasive test that will give them a fairly accurate gauge of how functional your ears are. It really is quick and painless. That doesn’t mean there aren’t more thorough kinds of testing that can be done, it’s just that you don’t have to have those done unless the initial tests suggest that you do.

3. You don’t have to spend a lot of money for a test.
In fact, some hearing providers will offer to have you tested for free. Of course, there may be a stipulation but you will definitely at least get a good deal. Maybe your company can cover any testing expenses, especially if they make you work in a noisy environment.

4. A test can get the ball rolling towards noticeably improving your quality of life.
Ears are a vital part of fluid communication with others. They also help you be more aware of your surroundings. When they’re not fully functional, your social relationships suffer and you could be putting yourself in harm’s way without even knowing it. Studies even show that you may be losing out on cold hard cash if your hearing isn’t 100%. You could be missing valuable cues from others simply because you just didn’t hear them well enough. No one wants to go into a business transaction with someone who appears to be confused all the time, which is the appearance that one has when they have untreated hearing issues.

For a Free Hearing Test, call Creekside Hearing Aid Service (707) 455-7993.

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