It's important to take an empowered, proactive approach to health during every stage of you life - let it begin with your hearing health
Effects of HEARING LOSS on a patient's life
Aging also brings cognitive processing deficits that interfere with communication and can create distractions that lead to memory loss, falls and other accidents.
Memory and Hearing Loss
Tips for People with Hearing Loss When communicating with People Who Are Hearing.
The only way to know for sure is to get your hearing checked. Other people sometimes suspect we have a hearing loss before we do ourselves, so if someone mentions they have noticed you have trouble hearing them, take them seriously and get a hearing test. There are many factors that determine how we hear in various situations: the pitch of the speaker's voice, whether or not we can see the speaker's face, the presence of the background noise, the acoustics of the room, how far we are from the speaker, whether we are stressed or tired, the lighting and the seating arrangement are all things that can impact how well we hear. But despite acknowledging that some or all of these apply, we might still hear better at some times more than others, which might prevent us from seeing the need to get our hearing checked. Don't let it stop you; having trouble hearing in even one of these scenarios could indicate a hearing loss.