Ear, ENT

You might be hearing something clearly today, but not tomorrow?

What I heard today, might not be the same tomorrow. There is a reason why hearing tests are so common and a growing concern today. If you are facing an issue with hearing, it is advised to get tested today, and not ignore the problem.

Hearing is a gift that many of us take for granted until it begins to fade away. The ability to hear connects us to our loved ones, warns us of danger, and enriches our lives in many ways. But hearing loss often affects us, so regular hearing tests are important to maintain that sense of well-being.

Why is Hearing Tests Important

  1. Detecting Hearing Loss Early: You might develop hearing loss gradually and may not notice anything significant unless there has been a major damage to your ear.  Regular testing can detect hearing loss in its early stages, where help can not only improve your situation, but also protect you from further damage.
  2. Prevent further damage: Treating hearing loss early can prevent further damage and can stop it advancing too. With guided treatment, you can preserve your hearing for years to come. It is to be noted that treatment should be guided, don’t try experiments at home, or Google search tips, as ear is a sensitive organ, and this may lead to irreparable damage.
  3. Improving quality of life: Untreated hearing loss has many adverse effects, not just physical but psychological as well. It is common to see isolation, depression, and cognitive decline in people with untreated hearing problems. Hearing aids or other interventions can improve your quality of life and enable you to interact with the world around you.
  4. Pay attention to underlying pain: Sometimes hearing loss is a symptom of some sort of underlying pain. Regular hearing tests can help identify these other factors as well and giving a chance for early treatment will ensure no damage to your ear.

Who should have regular hearing tests?

Anyone Over 50:  People develop hearing loss as they age. It is advised that regular screening should be performed for everyone who has crossed the 50 year old threshold.

People exposed to noise: If you work in an environment which is noisy, enjoy music or loud activities, or are living or working near a busy street, there is an increased risk for hearing loss for you and regular testing should always be on your agenda.

If there is a family history of hearing loss: Genetics also come to play a role in hearing loss, so is there is such a problem in your family, you should get this diagnosed early.

How Often Should You Get Tested?

With the amount of noise we are surrounded with on streets, music, loudspeakers, horns and others, all the adults should get a hearing test every 2 to 3 years. If you feel you or your loved ones are showing symptoms of hearing loss, it is advised to get tested more regularly.

What to Expect During a Hearing Test ?

Hearing tests is painless and noninvasive. The ophthalmologist will evaluate your hearing with a variety of tests, including pure tone audiometry, speech audiometry, and tympanometry. The results will help you determine whether you have hearing loss and, if so, its type and extent.

Take Action Now Before It’s Too Late!
If you are able to hear properly, it’s a priceless gift of nature to you. Resolve to protect this nature’s gift by getting frequent audiometric examinations. There is an enormous difference in a life where this problem is detected early.

Visit Bharti ENT Hospital for your hearing concerns and ensure your well-being with expert care.
Remember that: Living well means hearing well!

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