Hearing loss is often a slow process, making it easy to ignore the subtle changes in your ability to hear sounds. Even though children are regularly tested, the majority of adults don’t even think about scheduling a hearing exam like they would their vision. You wouldn’t ignore a decline in your vision, so why wouldn’t you keep track of your hearing health?
Here are 6 reasons to get your hearing examined regularly:
- Spotting the Signs: Potential hearing problems can be revealed by day-to-day situations. Do you frequently need people to repeat themselves? Do you have a difficult time hearing in loud settings? Are you constantly cranking the volume on your TV up? If you answered “yes” to the majority 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: It’s even more crucial to call us for an appointment if hearing impairment runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: We will use baselines, which will supply a frame of reference for further comparison to track changes to your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Problems, such as earwax buildup, or noise-induced hearing loss, can be recognized early on by regular hearing exams, avoiding further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can sometimes point to root medical disorders such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. If you do have one of these disorders, treating it might help your hearing.
Your physical safety, emotional well-being, and social life are some of the extensive consequences of neglected hearing loss. Hearing aids can significantly improve your hearing and total quality of life, allowing you to fully participate in conversations, enjoy social gatherings, and stay alert to important sounds in your environment.
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 test with us right away to protect your hearing health and rediscover the sounds that enrich your life.