Hearing loss can challenge anyone of any age; it’s not just getting older that makes you need repetition when someone talks to you.

Should I Get My Hearing Tested in My 60s?

05/22/2024 | Hearing Tests, Patient Resources

When you think of hearing loss, what sort of person do you think of having it? Your grandparents or great-grandparents, maybe, with the off-white or pale pink hearing aids that sat hooked over their ears and buzzed loudly in the living room.

These days, not only is that image of a hearing aid vastly outdated, but more and more young people are struggling with hearing challenges that are starting to see the lifelong benefits of better hearing as well.

If you’re reading this, chances are that you’re in your sixties and wondering if professional hearing care could help you, even if you don’t have any known level of hearing loss.

Hearing loss can challenge anyone of any age; it’s not just getting older that makes you need repetition when someone talks to you. Genetic predisposition, medication reactions, diseases and infections, and accidental noise exposure damage can all cause hearing loss.

Remember all those concerts you went to as a teenager and came back with ringing ears? Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common forms of hearing loss today, thanks to loud live events.

However, hearing loss is very easily treatable, no matter what age bracket you’re in. Regular hearing assessments, ear cleanings, and keeping the volume to a reasonable level are just some of the ways you can keep your ears safe and sound for as long as possible.

How Do I Treat Hearing Loss?

Professional hearing care can help you take control of your hearing health and get back to listening to the life you love. Imagine listening to music with the same clarity as you once had, or hearing your family chat at the dinner table, or hearing your coworkers in meetings with a stronger understanding of what’s going on… it’s not a faraway dream anymore!

Even just one comprehensive hearing assessment will give you a solid baseline of what your hearing is like currently so you can keep tabs on it for the future.

For concerns about your hearing that may need further than a basic hearing assessment, Duncan Hearing Healthcare’s Hear Wellness assessment might be a good option for you. We can help you monitor your hearing loss challenges and offer recommendations for your next steps so you don’t have to struggle in difficult listening environments any longer.

Hearing health may not be as mainstream as going to the dentist, but we’re hoping that in time, it will be!

How Duncan Hearing Healthcare Can Help You

If you’re concerned about your hearing, or that of a loved one, don’t hesitate to contact us about scheduling a hearing test. No matter your age, hearing loss challenges can lead to several other negative effects like cognitive decline, balance disorders, social isolation, and more.

If you have any questions that need answering or concerns that you’d like advice on, please feel free to request a callback and a member of our team will contact you with answers and advice.

Fall River: 508-674-3334 | Centerville: 508-862-0255 | Dartmouth: 508-910-2221 | Falmouth: 508-548-8123

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Nancy Duncan, Au.D.

Dr. Nancy Duncan graduated from Somerset High, Somerset, MA in 1991 and received her B.S. in communication disorders and psychology from Worcester State College. Her master of science in audiology was awarded at the University of Arkansas in 1997, after which she worked for several private audiology practices in Arkansas, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Returning to the area in 2003, Dr. Duncan founded Duncan Hearing Healthcare, allowing her to apply her passion to her community through rehabilitative audiology and individual patient care. She earned her clinical doctorate in audiology degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (now Salus University) in 2005. Her passion for her family and community is an integral part of what drives her to provide trustworthy, professional hearing healthcare to her patients.

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