Hearing loss is often a gradual process, making it easy to ignore the subtle changes in your ability to hear sounds. Although children are regularly tested, most adults don’t even think about scheduling a hearing test like they would their vision. You wouldn’t ignore a decline in your vision, so why wouldn’t you keep an eye on the health of your hearing?
It’s worthwhile to get routine hearing exams, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Everyday situations can reveal potential hearing issues. Ask yourself these questions: Do I constantly ask people what they said? Do I need to turn up the TV volume? Do noisy settings make interactions hard? If you said “yes” to the majority of these questions, it’s time for a hearing test.
- Following Guidelines: Until you turn 50, you should get a hearing exam every 10 years and every 3 years after that, as recommended by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- Family History Matters: It’s even more crucial 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 assessment comparisons, enabling you to monitor changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Problems, such as earwax accumulation, or noise-induced hearing loss, can be identified early on by regular hearing exams, preventing further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Root medical conditions, including kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can sometimes be revealed by hearing loss. Addressing these conditions might improve your hearing.
Neglected hearing loss can have far-reaching consequences, impacting your social life, emotional well-being, and even physical safety. Staying alert to important sounds of your environment, enjoying social situations, and being able to fully take part in conversations, are all examples of how hearing aids can better your general quality of life.
Don’t miss out on the sound of a loved one’s voice, your grandchildren’s laughter, or an important work meeting.
Safeguard your hearing and keep enjoying the sounds of your life by making an appointment for a hearing assessment with us today.