Hearing loss is typically a gradual 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 hardly ever even consider scheduling an appointment. So why would your hearing be any less important than your vision?
Here are 6 reasons to get your hearing examined on a regular basis:
- Spotting the Signs: Potential hearing issues can be revealed by everyday situations. Do you frequently need people to repeat themselves? Do you have a hard time hearing in noisy environments? Are you frequently cranking the volume on your TV up? If you answered “yes” to the majority of these questions, it’s time for a hearing assessment.
- Following Guidelines: Until you turn 50, you should get 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 loss, 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, permitting you to track changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Routine hearing exams can detect problems early on, like earwax accumulation or noise-related hearing loss, allowing for prompt intervention and preventing further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can in some cases signal underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. Addressing these conditions may improve your hearing.
Untreated hearing loss can have extensive consequences, impacting your social life, emotional well-being, and even physical safety. Staying alert to significant sounds of your environment, enjoying social situations, and being able to fully take part in conversations, are all examples of how hearing aids can enhance your total 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.
Safeguard your hearing and keep enjoying the sounds of your life by making an appointment for a hearing examination with us today.