Subtle changes in your ability to hear sounds can be difficult to recognize because of how gradually hearing loss normally advances. Although children are frequently tested, most adults don’t even think about scheduling a hearing exam like they would their vision. You wouldn’t ignore a decline in your eyesight, so why wouldn’t you keep an eye on your hearing health?
It’s essential to have routine hearing tests, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Potential hearing problems can be exposed by day-to-day situations. Do you regularly need people to repeat themselves? Do you have a difficult time hearing in noisy settings? Are you frequently turning up the volume on your TV? If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, it’s time for a hearing examination.
- Following Guidelines: Until you turn 50, you should get a hearing exam every decade and every 3 years after that, as recommended by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- Family History Matters: If other family members have hearing issues, this is a good reason to schedule a hearing test with us.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing examinations provide a frame of reference for future hearing assessment comparisons, allowing you to monitor changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Issues, such as earwax accumulation, or noise-induced hearing loss, can be identified early on by routine hearing exams, preventing additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Underlying medical disorders, including kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can in some cases be revealed by hearing loss. Treating these conditions might improve your hearing.
Neglected hearing loss can have extensive consequences, impacting your social life, emotional well-being, and even physical safety. Hearing aids can substantially improve your hearing and overall quality of life, permitting you to fully take part in conversations, enjoy social gatherings, and remain alert to important sounds in your environment.
Don’t miss out on important work meetings, the laughter of your grandchildren, or a loved one’s voice.
Make an appointment for a hearing assessment with us right away to protect your hearing health and rediscover the sounds that enrich your life.