Should I Get My Hearing Tested in My 50s?

by | Mar 18, 2024 | Hearing Test, Patient Resources

Hearing loss affects almost 61 million people nationwide from the age of 12 and older, but many of those people don’t realize how much it affects their life.  

Many people wait up to seven years before seeking out hearing care—whether due to the negative stigmas around hearing aids and aging or simply ignoring their hearing loss challenge altogether. 

If you’re reading this after noticing some struggles with your own hearing, you’re not alone. With so many loud noises out in the world these days, hearing loss is becoming more and more common.  

Professional hearing care isn’t something to shy away from—rather, we see hearing loss as a sign that you’ve been living a full and busy life, full of excitement and loudness like concerts, busy restaurants, and boisterous social events. There’s no shame in taking care of your hearing health. 

How Can a Hearing Assessment Help Me? 

Hearing assessments bring a myriad of benefits to those with hearing loss challenges. Whether you need earwax removal or assistive hearing technology, a hearing assessment will help you (and us) understand your current levels of hearing and what you need to succeed. 

Plenty of my previous patients have come in feeling skeptical that they need hearing care so young; often, we see hearing loss challenges with people in their golden years of life. After a comprehensive hearing assessment, however, those same skeptics leave the clinic feeling confident and content. 

Untreated hearing loss can lead to other complications with your overall health—cognitive decline, balance disorders, dementia, and even a higher mortality risk have all been linked to untreated hearing loss. However, there’s a key word in there: “untreated.”  

It’s difficult sometimes to ask for help, but no matter your age, taking care of your hearing leads to better health across your entire body. 

Concerned About Your Hearing? 

If you’re reading this after noticing concerns with your own hearing, you’re in the right place. Our team are qualified and ready to help you with your hearing health journey, and we’ll be at your side from your first assessment to your latest follow-up appointment. 

Please feel free to call your closest clinic to book an appointment with us—our Brooklyn location at (347) 312-6298 or our Forest Hills location at (718) 255-1113.  

If you have questions or concerns, you can also request a callback on our website; a member of our team will get in touch with you to provide the answers, advice, and support you need. 

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Zarina Naizam, AuD, CCC-A

Zarina Naizam, AuD, CCC-A, is a licensed clinical audiologist practicing in New York State. With a Bachelor of Science Degree in pre-med from Long Island University and a Clinical Doctorate in Audiology from Salus University, Dr. Naizam specializes in adult and pediatric hearing testing, as well as the fitting, programming, and repairing of all makes and models of hearing aids. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and is a Fellow of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. Driven by personal experience, witnessing the impact of hearing impairment on her mother's life, Dr. Naizam became inspired to improve the lives of others through better hearing. Her passion lies in helping patients restore their ability to connect with their loved ones, recognizing the emotional impact of hearing loss on individuals and their families. To stay up-to-date with advancements in technology, she regularly attends seminars and workshops.