If you’re proactive about your health and wellbeing, and more of us are today than ever before, then you may already test your hearing regularly.
If you don’t and you want to know why you should then keep on reading.
Benjamin Franklin once famously said ‘ An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’
Even if you don’t know the saying, it’s most likely a philosophy you put into practise in many areas of your life.
You get your teeth cleaned professionally twice a year to ward of cavities and fillings. You have your car serviced to avoid more costly and serious repairs at a later date. You check your eyes and get all sorts of physical tests, blood tests and other barometers of your wellbeing on a regular basis to prevent future problems.
Your hearing should be approached in the same way, its impact reaches beyond our ears. Apart from the obvious effects of hearing loss, such as social exclusion, loss of confidence and the annoyance of people who have to continually repeat themselves, hearing loss can seriously adversely effect brain function and cognitive ability.
The longer the brain goes without picking up specific sounds and frequencies the more difficult it will be to treat this with a hearing aid. As with any ailment the longer it is left the harder it is to fix.
It behoves us all to have our hearing checked at least once a year and to face up to any problems that might show, through the wearing of a modern discreet hearing aid.
Contact us on 0800 458 6726 for a free hearing check in the Congleton, Glossop or Poynton areas in your home or at one of our centres.