Hearing loss is often a slow process, making it easy to overlook the subtle changes in your ability to perceive sounds. Unlike children, who get regular hearing tests in school, adults seldom even consider scheduling an appointment. So why should your hearing be any less relevant than your vision?
It’s important to get routine hearing exams, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Everyday situations can expose potential hearing problems. Do you frequently need people to repeat what they said? Do you have a difficult time hearing in loud settings? Are you continually turning the volume on your TV up? It’s time for you to get your hearing tested if you said yes to most of these questions.
- Following Guidelines: Until you turn 50, you should get a hearing test every 10 years and every 3 years after that, as recommended by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- Family History Matters: If other members of your family have hearing issues, this is a good reason to schedule a hearing test with us.
- Establishing a Baseline: We will utilize baselines, which will provide a reference frame for further comparison to monitor changes to your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Routine hearing exams can discover issues early on, such as earwax accumulation or noise-induced hearing loss, allowing for fast intervention and preventing further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can on occasion point to inherent medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. Treating these conditions might improve your hearing.
Neglected hearing loss can have extensive consequences, affecting 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 participate in conversations, are all examples of how hearing aids can enhance 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.
Make an appointment for a hearing assessment with us right away to protect your hearing health and rediscover the sounds that enrich your life.