Regular hearing tests, screenings and checkups should be a part of any active adult's health regime. Exercising regularly, twice-annual visits to the optician and dentist, and work performed at annual doctor checkups, are all important to overall health and wellness.
But what about your ears? How do we keep them healthy and stay in front of—or catch early—any abnormalities, especially as we get older?
Annual hearing tests are the best way to keep track of your hearing and to catch any sudden or gradual changes. Over 360 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss, and one in three adults aged 65 and older have some degree of hearing loss. Yet despite these numbers, surprisingly few people test their hearing on a regular basis.
If you're proactive about your health and want to be able to always live life to the fullest, arranging a free hearing test on a regular basis is an easy step you can take.
If you don't have hearing loss, it sets a good baseline for future tests. And if you do, catching and treating it early could have profoundly impact your quality of life.
In fact, here are 10 signs that could mean a hearing loss:
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