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Why You Should Get Your Hearing Tested

September 16th 2013 - Posted by

Whether you’re worried that your hearing as deteriorated or think it’s time to get your hearing reviewed by a professional, it’s always a good time to get your hearing tested!

Why do I need my hearing tested?

Your sense of hearing is a very important part of your body. As well as being important for your general health, looking after your hearing means that you can be communicate with the world around you.

A common effect of hearing loss is becoming less social and withdrawing from situations whereby you might not hear the people around you. The best way to remedy this is to have your hearing tested to see if any solutions can help you.

Other than deterioration, are there any other reasons I should get my hearing tested?

Hearing tests are not only for those of us that feel our hearing is not as sharp as it once was. There can be a number of other reasons you might want to seek out professional help.

Been under the weather recently?

When you have a cold or the flu, you can feel blocked up and stuffy – blocked ears can often accompany a bunged up nose.

It can be the case that, once you feel better, your ears can still feel blocked or even have a pain that lingers. Having a hearing check-up can rule out that you have an ear infection and you can get any help that you may need.

On new medication?

Some medications can cause temporary or even permanently damage to your hearing. When you take a new medication and feel a drop in your hearing, it’s best to seek help from a hearing professional to make sure all is well with your hearing.

Involved in an accident recently?

When you’ve been in an accident, you are normally checked over for bumps, bruises and any other issues that may cause you some bother.

However, when your head or neck have been affected, it’s best to get your ears checked to make sure there are no hidden after effects that could cause trouble in the future.

Sudden loss of hearing?

If you’ve been exposed to very loud sounds, particularly over a long period of time, it is possible to cause damage to your eardrum.

A sudden loss of hearing can often be due to a damaged eardrum so it is very important to have your ears fully checked up as soon as possible.

When you feel your hearing has had a significant drop, delaying a hearing test can make the situation worse. When in doubt, book an appointment and talk to a hearing professional who will be happy to help!

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