Should I Get My Hearing Tested in My 50s?

by | Mar 20, 2024 | Hearing Loss

When was the last time you had your hearing tested?

Every year, we prioritize getting our teeth cleaned, our eyes tested, and our physical health checked out – but hearing care often falls by the wayside.

The WHO recently estimated that by 2050, nearly 2.5 billion people will have some degree of hearing loss – it’s becoming increasingly common, especially in younger people. However, the association between hearing loss and old age is still prevalent for many people.

If you’re reading this, you may be wondering whether you should get your hearing tested at or after the age of 50. Our answer is, of course, yes – you’re never too young or too old to have some form of hearing loss challenge.

Hearing loss is often attached to negative stigmas, especially around hearing aids; the image of your grandmother’s clunky, off-white hearing aid buzzing behind her ear isn’t a pretty one! But thankfully, modern technology has made advanced hearing aids much more powerful and discreet.

Professional hearing care designed to fit you and your unique needs isn’t out of reach for those who aren’t in a particular age bracket – a comprehensive hearing assessment could help you get a grasp on your hearing loss challenge before it gets more stressful to handle.

How Can a Hearing Assessment Help Me?

A comprehensive hearing assessment provides clarity on what hearing range you’re currently working with, and what you could achieve with further care. Included in the assessment is a general examination of your ears, the test itself, and a conversation about your results and next steps.

We encourage regular hearing assessments as part of your routine healthcare, as multiple studies show how hearing health directly impacts both mental and physical health.

Plenty of people visit us for their first hearing assessment feeling dubious or even uncomfortable; that first step towards hearing care is a tough one to take! But after the assessment, they always leave feeling more confident and relieved that they did take that step.

Getting your hearing assessed is a major positive in our opinion – by taking care of your hearing, you’re also looking after your entire body, from your brain to your balance. You’d be surprised how much effect your ears have on the rest of your body.

Asking for help is never easy, but if you’re reading this, you’re already on the right track. Hearing care’s benefits are crucial to your holistic health, no matter your age.

Prioritize Your Hearing Health

If you or a loved one has noticed some struggles with your hearing, take solace in the fact that you are not alone. Our team of highly trained professionals are here to help you with every step of your hearing health journey.

For questions, concerns, or seeking out advice, please feel free to request a callback; a member of our team will be in touch with more information. If you’d rather not wait, you can call our office at (416) 590-9100.

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