As a brand new year begins, many Americans are taking steps to improve their quality of life and their general wellness. Many are doing this in the form of new diets, exercise, or taking a stronger interest in their health. And while joining a gym or cutting back on carbs are both admirable goals, you might want to consider making an appointment to get your hearing checked. Millions of Americans suffer from hearing loss, and the number increases each and every year. Knowing the signs and scheduling an appointment with an audiologist might be the best New Year’s resolution you make in 2023.
Early Warning Signs
Here’s the thing—you just made it through the holiday season. You probably spend a decent amount of time with friends and relatives. Now, take a few moments and reflect on some of the things you might have noticed during social gatherings.
- Were you able to conduct, join in, and hear all conversations clearly? If there was background noise, was it distracting? Did it drown out the sound of others’ voices?
- Did you have to ask people to repeat themselves more than once? If there was music being played in the background, was it audible and identifiable?
- Did you think to yourself that you wish you could hear things better?
Getting the Necessary Help
If you’ve taken the time to think about these questions and you’ve noticed that your hearing might not be as good as it was last year, there’s a slight possibility that you have partial hearing loss. The important thing is to remember not to worry. While there might be a problem, it might be something completely unrelated. The most important thing you can do now is to schedule an appointment with an audiologist so they can give you a proper examination. As we said, there are millions of Americans with some form of hearing loss, and many live productive lives and enjoy many of the same activities they did beforehand.
If you or someone you know is showing the signs, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment.
Hearing loss affects millions of Americans every year. If you or someone you know is showing some of the early warning signs, or you simply want to have your hearing tested, Coastal Hearing Care can help you maintain your quality of life. Visit us online for more information or give us a call today at 941-229-2122.