Why Should I Have a Hearing Test?
Hearing plays a very important role in our lives. Hearing loss, if untreated, can therefore have a significant impact on the quality of your life. The first step to getting treated for hearing loss is to have a hearing test. Therefore, it is important to have a hearing test if you have any concerns regarding your hearing. At Advanced Hearing Solutions, we can not only do your hearing test but also work with you to develop a plan for treating your hearing loss and addressing your concerns.
Hearing is a key building block of good communication. Good hearing allows us to not only understand the words a person says but also the subtleties in how they are saying something that gives us clues regarding how a person is feeling. Good communication is important for healthy relationships. It helps us understand one another and avoid miscommunication.
Good hearing also allows us to receive important information. It is required to be able to understand what the sales assistant in the store says about how much an item costs so we can decide whether to buy it. Importantly, good hearing is also needed so we can understand what the doctor or pharmacist says about our health or medications which is essential to staying healthy.
Not hearing well leads to poor communication and can have significant detrimental effects on our health, safety, and relationships. If we can’t hear well, we might not be aware of a noise that indicates a hazard in an immediate area. Or we might mishear the instructions from the doctor or pharmacist and take the wrong medication. Poor hearing and miscommunication can also cause frustration and misunderstandings in relationships.
Hearing loss affects not only the person with the loss but those around them as well. While it can be frustrating to the person with hearing loss when hearing affects communication, it can also be frustrating to the person they are communicating with. This can be because of the number of times they need to repeat themselves, or because hearing loss in the person you are talking too can be perceived as the person not listening to you.
When hearing loss affects our ability to communicate it can then also affect the quality of our relationships. It may also make us inclined to avoid situations where it is tricky to hear leading to social isolation. This social isolation can lead to mental health issues and cognitive decline.
However, while the effects of hearing loss can be significant, there is a lot that can be done to treat hearing loss. This may include medical treatment, use of communication tactics and even hearing aids. Hearing aids have developed in amazing ways over the past 20 years. They are now smaller, more stylish, and far more effective than hearing aids once were meaning they provide much better assistance in a variety of situations. By seeking the appropriate intervention for hearing loss, the effects can be mitigated and the consequences such as social isolation, mental health consequences and cognitive decline can be avoided. To obtain appropriate treatment for hearing loss, it is important to first find out if you have a hearing loss, and the degree and nature of the hearing loss. This requires a hearing test.
Our expert clinicians at Advanced Hearing Solutions can do a complete hearing assessment. This assessment allows them to evaluate your hearing, ear health and hearing history and what areas you are having difficulty in. Once they have all the results, they will know the degree and type of hearing loss you have and can guide you as to what the appropriate next steps should be. They can answer any questions you have and address your concerns. By having a hearing test and following the recommendations you can avoid the negative consequences of untreated hearing loss. Anyone, with any concerns about their hearing should start with a hearing test to find out exactly what is going on with their hearing.
So, call Advanced Hearing Solutions today on (02) 6331 2525 and book an assessment with one of our expert clinicians.