Should I Get My Hearing Tested in My 50s? 

by | Mar 28, 2024 | Hearing Loss

Did you know that one in every eight people in the United States have hearing loss in both ears?

Hearing loss is very normal for young adults, especially now that noise exposure is increasing across the nation. Even everyday noises can damage your hearing with continued exposure—noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is among the most common forms of hearing loss for adults.

If you’re reading this and you’ve noticed some struggles hearing properly lately, you’re not alone.

When facing down a hearing challenge, we’ve seen many people struggle to find the courage to address it until seven years after they’ve first noticed it. That can lead to multiple other healthcare issues, such as balance disorders, cognitive decline, and even dementia.

Hearing loss affects far more than just your ears—getting your hearing assessed by a professional can help you understand just how much your world will change when you can hear it again.

The Elephant in the Room

Of course, hearing loss is usually linked to aging. While age-related hearing loss challenges are also incredibly common, many people notice hearing loss even younger—some by 50 years old, and some even younger.

There shouldn’t be any shame associated with hearing care. If anything, we view it as a major strength! Getting your hearing tested and wearing hearing aids where needed is proven to not only help boost your hearing health, but your overall mental and physical health.

I’ve seen dozens of patients come in feeling skeptical and even uncomfortable in the face of getting hearing care. However, when they leave, they have a skip in their step—and they’re more confident and reassured in their decision than ever.

So, to address the elephant in the room: You’re not too young to have hearing loss. It can be hard to realize you need help, but if you’re reading this, you’re already working in the right direction!

Denton Hearing Health Care Can Help You

If you’re reading this and you’re concerned about your hearing health, or that of a loved one, you’re in the right place. Denton Hearing Health Care’s professional team of experts are qualified to help with all things hearing care, from hearing assessments and tinnitus treatment to earwax removals and dizziness tests.

Often the smallest things can hold us back from taking a step in the right direction for hearing care; questions about budget, concerns about lifestyle changes, or even worries due to not knowing anyone else who wears hearing aids have stopped many of our patients before. We’ve seen it all!

For answers to those questions or concerns, or a professional’s advice on your unique situation, please feel free to request a callback—a member of our team will get in touch as soon as we can.

Don’t want to wait? You can call our clinic at (940) 387-0550.


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Dr. Katie L. Kufeldt, Audiologist

Dr. Kufeldt received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences as well as her Doctorate of Audiology from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology, Texas Academy of Audiology and is certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. She is licensed by the State of Texas to practice audiology and fit and dispense hearing aids.

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