Subtle changes in your hearing can be difficult to recognize because of how slowly hearing loss usually advances. Unlike children, who get regular hearing tests in school, adults hardly ever even think of scheduling an appointment. You wouldn’t neglect a decline in your eyesight, so why wouldn’t you monitor your hearing health?
It’s essential to get regular hearing exams, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Day-to-day situations can expose potential hearing issues. Ask yourself these questions: Do I constantly ask people to repeat themselves? Do I need to crank up the TV volume? Do noisy settings make discussions hard? If you said “yes” to most of these questions, it’s time for a hearing test.
- Following Guidelines: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association advises hearing screenings every 10 years until age 50, and every three years thereafter.
- Family History Matters: If other family members have hearing loss, this is an excellent reason to schedule a hearing test with us.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing assessments give a reference point for future hearing examination comparisons, enabling you to monitor changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Regular hearing tests can discover problems early on, such as earwax buildup or noise-induced hearing loss, allowing for fast treatment and avoiding additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can in some cases point to root medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. If you do have one of these conditions, treating it may help your hearing.
Your physical safety, emotional well-being, and social life are some of the far-reaching consequences of untreated hearing loss. Hearing aids can substantially improve your hearing and total quality of life, letting you fully participate in conversations, enjoy social gatherings, and remain alert to important sounds in your environment.
Don’t miss out on the sound of a loved one’s voice, your grandchildren’s laughter, or an important work meeting.
Protect your hearing and keep enjoying the sounds of your life by making an appointment for a hearing assessment with us today.