Subtle changes in your ability to hear sounds can be hard to notice because of how slowly hearing loss usually advances. Unlike children, who get regular hearing tests in school, adults hardly ever even consider scheduling an appointment. You wouldn’t disregard a decline in your eyesight, so why wouldn’t you keep an eye on the health of your hearing?
It’s essential to get regular hearing tests, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Everyday situations can expose potential hearing problems. Do you regularly need people to repeat themselves? Do you have a hard time hearing in noisy settings? Are you frequently turning the volume on your TV up? If you said “yes” to the majority of these questions, it’s time for a hearing test.
- Following Guidelines: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association recommends hearing screenings every 10 years until age 50, and every three years after that.
- Family History Matters: It’s even more important to call us for an appointment if hearing impairment runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing tests provide a reference point for future hearing examination comparisons, allowing you to track changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Problems, such as earwax buildup, or noise-induced hearing loss, can be recognized early on by routine hearing exams, avoiding further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Underlying medical disorders, including kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can on occasion be indicated by hearing loss. Addressing these conditions could improve your hearing.
Untreated hearing loss can have far-reaching consequences, impacting your social life, emotional well-being, and even physical safety. Hearing aids can significantly improve your hearing and total quality of life, permitting you to 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 scheduling a hearing exam with us right away.