Hearing well is important to good physical and mental health as we age. Unfortunately, we don’t often recognize the early signs of hearing loss and the problem can go untreated for many years. Below are the most common early signs of hearing loss.
Other early signs of hearing loss can be more emotional:
Just like the muscles in our bodies our hearing must also be “exercised” to stay strong. When left untreated for many years, it becomes that much more difficult to treat. In a sense, your brain has to be re-trained in order to capture the sounds that have been lost. The best advice when it comes to recognizing the early signs of hearing loss is to stay on top of your hearing health.
The good news is that it is easy to stay on top of your hearing health. Regular hearing tests are all that are needed for most at first. By making a hearing test part of your regular health checks, you and your medical professional can establish a baseline which can help you identify early signs of hearing loss and seek treatment sooner.