Why Do People Avoid Getting Their Hearing Checked?
From Your Leading Toronto Hearing Centre
If you have a loved one who suffers from hearing loss, you may be confused as to why they avoid getting their hearing checked. To you, it may be evident that they are struggling to understand. For the one affected by the hearing loss, it is probably not as apparent.
If you are the one with the auditory impairment, you may think you are “losing” it because you respond incorrectly to others even though you thought you heard them correctly. It is possible that others appear to be nagging you when they repeatedly talk to you expecting you to listen to them. You may even stop participating in your favorite activities because people get impatient with you.
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3 Reasons People Do Not Get Their Hearing Tested
There are a variety of reasons that people do not have their hearing tested. The three main reasons include:
- Hearing loss is not always noticeable – In today’s world, there are so many sounds around us that it is tough to focus. You may not notice that you can no longer hear high-frequency sounds, yet can listen to those sounds that come in the bass frequency range. Often you may complain that things are just as loud as they used to be, but you can no longer understand what is being conveyed.
- Some people are just in denial – Since auditory impairment can occur over a length of time, on average 7 years, you may not want to accept that you are suffering a loss of your hearing. It is possible that you or your family member is afraid of losing their hearing, and therefore it is not accepted. It is much easier to deny that your body is “falling apart” than to acknowledge and correct the deterioration.
- Others tend to notice the loss first – The first people to see something is not right are those you interact with regularly, often your family and friends. You may not even recognize a problem. Your family may usually get frustrated that you are not answering them, and then you may get frustrated because they give you an attitude. It is possible for relationships to quickly deteriorate if nothing is done to correct the hearing impairment.
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