The Importance of Getting Your Hearing Tested in Your 50s

by | May 21, 2024 | Hearing Loss

If you’re reading this, perhaps you’ve felt some struggles hearing recently—turning the TV up louder, asking loved ones to repeat themselves, or feeling left out in big conversations… Sound like you? You’re in the right place. 

Hearing loss has become much more common in the past few years. Noise exposure continues to increase and, thankfully, more people are taking advantage of hearing care and ear protection for the various loud environments they frequent. 

However, hearing loss challenges aren’t reserved for an older age bracket. It makes sense that most people associate hearing loss with people aged 70-plus—age-related hearing loss, or presbycusis, is still the most common form of hearing loss—but these days, we’ve been seeing many more young people coming in to see us to address their hearing loss challenges.  

Professional hearing care isn’t out of reach for you if you feel like you’re “too young” to have a hearing loss. Even just one hearing test could help you get a handle on what your hearing is like now so you can take precautions to protect it later. 

How Can Professional Hearing Care Help Me? 

Taking care of your hearing will help far more than just your ears. Better hearing has been linked to helping avoid multiple other conditions within your body, like balance disorders, cognitive decline, and more. 

Nobody’s jumping at the chance to have their first hearing test; hearing aids and care have long been stigmatized as signs of old age and often avoided as a result. But thankfully, that stigma is changing. 

In fact, we see getting your hearing tested as a major positive! Hearing care has proven to not only help your hearing, but your mental and physical well-being as well. Imagine joining in the conversations around you again, keeping up with your favorite TV shows, listening to music with crisp, clear hearing… 

Hearing loss can be isolating and frustrating, no matter your age. With the help of professional hearing care, you’ll be able to hear clearly through your golden years and enjoy them much more.

Let Acadian Hearing Help! 

Looking for comprehensive hearing care near you? Acadian has you covered! We specialize in all things audiology, from hearing tests and tinnitus screenings to hearing aid prescription, fitting, and repairs. 

Simply request a callback and a member of our team will be in touch to help you with any questions you’d like answered or concerns you’d like advice on about your unique situation. 

Don’t want to wait? Call us at (337) 436-3277 for a more immediate conversation. 

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Dr. Heidi J Sorrells - Audiologist

Dr. Heidi J. Sorrells obtained her doctorate degree from Salus University in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. She is a certified audiologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and she holds a Louisiana and a Texas audiology license. Dr. Sorrells enjoys all aspects of working in a private practice audiology clinic but especially loves the challenges of vestibular (balance) assessment and rehabilitation.