Should I Get My Hearing Tested in My 50s?

06/05/2024 | Hearing Test, Patient Resources

If you’re reading this, maybe you’ve realized some hearing loss challenges of your own. You’re not alone—and the fact that you’re here means you’ve gotten the hardest step out of the way already.

Did you know that approximately 44 million adults across America who are age 20 and older experience some level of hearing loss?

Hearing loss is often associated with an older bracket of individuals, age 70 and older. These days, we’ve been seeing a shift in our patients’ average ages, as more young people are starting to see the benefits of better hearing much sooner than their predecessors did.

With noise exposure increasing and the world getting louder each day with personal headphones, concerts and nightclubs, loud traffic, and busy office spaces, hearing loss has become much more common than it used to be.

If you’re reading this, maybe you’ve realized some hearing loss challenges of your own. You’re not alone—and the fact that you’re here means you’ve gotten the hardest step out of the way already.

How Can Professional Hearing Care Help Me?

If you’re of a younger age bracket, professional hearing care isn’t out of reach. Taking care of your hearing loss sooner rather than later can help you avoid several other health-related risks, like cognitive decline, balance disorders, and dementia.

Hearing tests, ear cleanings, and, where needed, prescription hearing aids have the power to change your life for the better, helping you hear better and take care of your overall bodily health, not just your ears!

We’ve seen plenty of people come in to see us feeling skeptical that hearing care can help them, but they always leave our clinic feeling reassured in their choice and confident that even just one hearing test has transformed their life, no matter their age.

Getting your hearing tested is, in our opinion, a major plus; you’re not just looking after your hearing, but your entire body. Hearing loss isn’t a sign of old age, but a sign that you’ve lived a loud, exciting life!

How many concerts have you attended and come back with ringing ears? Busy dinner tables with family at restaurants or loud work events? Hearing loss is exceedingly common among young people, and nothing to be ashamed of.

Of course, we understand that no one’s jumping at the chance to get their hearing tested. Hearing care and hearing aids have long been associated with negative stigmas surrounding aging.

Thankfully, that stigma is changing as more young people get acquainted with how hearing aids and hearing care can help them stay safe and hear clearly in their world.

We’re here to help—and after a hearing assessment to understand your current range of hearing, we’ll be able to help even more.

Safeguard your golden years with professional hearing care so you can continue to hear the life you love.

Professional Hearing Care in Lawrenceburg and Harrison

If you’ve read this far and are thinking that hearing care could be the right choice for you, our team at Flex Audiology would be more than happy to help you start your hearing health journey with us!

Please feel free to request a callback to get answers to any questions you may have, or to talk to a professional about your unique situation. Alternatively, if you’d like to schedule an appointment and get the ball rolling, find your closest clinic and contact us over the phone.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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Dr. Person Au.D, CCC-A

Dr. Person has been a private practice owner since 2005. She currently specializes in hearing aids, tinnitus management and vestibular diagnostics, while operating in an unbundled service delivery model. Dr. Person is the host of The Unbundled Audiologist podcast. She serves as the incoming VP of Audiology for ISHA for a three year term. Her greatest accomplishment is creating a life where she can serve others while still spending quality time with her husband and two small children.