Treating Hearing Loss Boosts Cognitive Health and Improves Relationships

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The holidays are approaching fast, and you may be relishing the idea of spending some quality time with your immediate and extended family…or you may be dreading it. If you are living with untreated hearing loss, the idea of keeping up with dinner conversation over the swell of Christmas music might fill you with anxiety.

What to Expect at a Hearing Test

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Congratulations on setting up your first hearing test! A hearing test is the best tool for analyzing the capabilities of your hearing and detecting any hearing loss. Modern hearing tests use multiple factors to check your hearing for issues and to help find effective treatment for any problems or concerns. Hearing tests are painless, comprehensive and non-invasive – getting an annual hearing exam is a great idea for tracking your hearing health and catching any hearing issues early. Let’s take a look at what you can expect at your hearing test.

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

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Most of the time, hearing loss is an extremely gradual process that happens over the course of years or even decades. Because of this, the person with hearing loss usually does not notice or is in denial about their hearing changes. Loved ones are usually the first to point out a potential hearing concern. Once you notice changes in their hearing, encouraging a loved one to take a hearing test can feel like a difficult task.