Subtle changes in your hearing can be hard to notice because of how slowly hearing loss usually progresses. Unlike children, who get regular hearing tests in school, adults seldom even think of scheduling an appointment. You wouldn’t disregard a decline in your vision, so why wouldn’t you keep track of the health of your hearing?
It’s essential to have routine hearing tests, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Potential hearing issues can be revealed by everyday situations. Ask yourself these questions: Do I frequently ask people to repeat themselves? Do I need to crank up the TV volume? Do noisy settings make interactions hard? If you said “yes” to most of these questions, it’s time for a hearing examination.
- Following Guidelines: Until you turn 50, you should have a hearing test every 10 years and every 3 years after that, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- Family History Matters: If other members of your family have hearing problems, this is an excellent reason to schedule a hearing exam with us.
- Establishing a Baseline: We will use baselines, which will give a frame of reference for further comparison to track changes to your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Regular hearing exams can identify issues early on, such as earwax buildup or noise-induced hearing loss, allowing for prompt treatment and preventing additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can on occasion signal inherent medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. Addressing these conditions might improve your hearing.
Untreated hearing loss can have extensive 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 overall quality of life.
Don’t miss out on the sound of a loved one’s voice, the laughter of a grandchild, or an important work meeting.
Make an appointment for a hearing exam with us today to safeguard your hearing health and rediscover the sounds that enrich your life.