Exploring the Benefits of Hearing Assessments in Your 50s: Why It’s Time to Listen

by | May 16, 2024 | Hearing Test

When it comes to addressing hearing health, understanding your insurance coverage is crucial. For many of our patients at AVI New England, especially those with Aetna insurance, a common concern is whether their plan covers hearing aids and related hearing care services.

Given the variety of plans and coverage options Aetna offers, the answer can vary, making personalized guidance essential.

If you’re in your 50s and find yourself asking whether it’s time to get your hearing tested, you’re not alone.

Hearing loss is not just an issue that affects the elderly; it can begin much earlier than most people realize.

In fact, hearing loss is becoming increasingly common among those in their 50s due to a variety of factors, including exposure to noise, lifestyle choices, and natural aging.

Why Consider a Hearing Test?

Many people in their 50s experience changes in their hearing but often dismiss it as a minor annoyance or something that simply comes with age.

However, addressing hearing loss early can significantly improve your quality of life, communication, and even your mental health.

Untreated hearing loss has been linked to social isolation, depression, and may contribute to cognitive decline.

Early Detection Matters

Getting your hearing tested in your 50s can serve as a preventative measure. Early detection of hearing loss allows for earlier intervention, which can mitigate the impact on your daily life.

Hearing assessments help identify the type and extent of hearing loss, paving the way for personalized solutions that can enhance your hearing experience.

Benefits of Hearing Tests

#1 – Improved Communication:

With a proper hearing aid or other hearing solutions, you can enjoy conversations without straining, feeling more connected to your surroundings.

#2 – Enhanced Safety:

Better hearing helps you stay aware of your environment, making it safer to navigate daily situations like driving or walking in busy areas.

#3 – Increased Social Engagement:

Addressing hearing loss can help you remain active and engaged in social activities, preventing isolation.

#4 – Overall Well-Being:

Many who address their hearing loss report improvements in their overall mood and a reduction in anxiety related to mishearing or the stress of social interactions.

What Happens during a Hearing Test at AVI New England?

When you visit AVI New England for a hearing assessment, our experts will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your hearing health. This may include:

Discussion of Medical History:

Understanding any genetic predispositions or environmental factors that may affect your hearing.

Physical Examination:

Checking your ears for wax buildup or physical abnormalities that could affect hearing.

Hearing Tests:

Using state-of-the-art equipment to determine the frequencies and volumes you can hear, mapping out a detailed profile of your hearing capabilities.

Personalized Recommendations:

Based on your hearing test results, our specialists will discuss the best hearing solutions tailored to your needs, lifestyle, and the severity of your hearing loss.

Take the First Step

If you’re in your 50s and noticing changes in your hearing, or even if you haven’t noticed anything yet, scheduling a hearing test is a proactive step toward maintaining your health and vitality. It’s about more than just hearing better – it’s about living better.

Concerned about Your Hearing?

If reading this has sparked any concern or curiosity about your own hearing health, don’t hesitate. Contact AVI New England today to schedule your comprehensive hearing assessment. Our friendly team is ready to assist you and guide you toward the best possible hearing solutions.

Call us or schedule an appointment online to start your journey toward clearer hearing.

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Dr. Natan Bauman

For more than 40 years, I have had the honor and opportunity of helping thousands of local, national, and international people to achieve a better life through better hearing. As an audiologist and electronic engineer, I have changed the course of the hearing aid industry by inventing the Receiver-In-The-Canal, the most widely used hearing aid in the world. Additionally, I established a tinnitus and sound over-sensitivity clinic and developed a special treatment program which I have been teaching to other practitioners nationally and internationally. Our practice follows the key principles that have defined my career: an adherence to best practices, use of the latest technologies, and personalized care in which the patient is treated as family.

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