Five reasons to get your hearing tested
It may not seem the most glamorous of self-care activities, but it could be one of the most crucial. There are 11 million people with hearing loss across the UK (that’s around one in six of us!). More than 40% of people over 50 years old have hearing loss, rising to 71% of people over the age of 70. But this doesn’t mean hearing issues are limited only to a specific age range – infact, around one in 10 UK adults has tinnitus!
We believe everyone should have the right to a thorough hearing test, which is why all of our hearing tests are free! If that wasn’t tempting enough, here are 5 reasons to get your hearing tested…
1- A hearing test is painless, free and takes roughly 60 minutes – 90 minutes.
2- Untreated hearing loss is known to contribute to depression and social isolation.
3- Treating hearing loss with hearing aids has been proven to reduce the risk of cognitive decline
4- Hearing loss that goes untreated can increase your risk of dementia
5- If you have a test and find that your hearing is normal, you can gloat to your family members who’ve been pestering you to get it done!
With expert audiologists and a range of methods to get the most precise picture of your hearing health, not to mention it’s completely FREE, there really is no reason you should shy away from getting your hearing checked. If you don’t have a hearing loss, that’s great peace of mind, and if you do have a hearing loss you will at least be able to make an informed decision on how you’d like to combat that.
Our website hosts a whole load of information if you have further questions or give us a call on 0191 917 8887 if you’d prefer.