An audiologists Otoscope placed on an Audiogram following a hearing test

Why is getting routine hearing tests significant? That’s because your general health can be considerably impacted by hearing loss. Your quality of life will be improved, your health will be improved, and you will get the right treatment faster if you get evaluated regularly.

Who should get a hearing test?

A loss in hearing ability can produce effects that can seriously hamper your health and well-being. For example, hearing loss can result in extreme social isolation. Talking with family and friends can become more difficult, and individuals who suffer from hearing loss may be less likely to reach out to others, even during routine activities like shopping or going to work. It may not be shocking that this type of social isolation can result in mental health issues, but it may come as a surprise to find out that it can be detrimental to your physical health too.

Other health issues can be the result of untreated hearing loss also. For example, untreated hearing loss has been associated with many chronic conditions, including dementia and depression. Comorbidities, like high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease have also been linked to hearing loss.

So scheduling a routine hearing test will be a good plan for pretty much everybody.

You should get your hearing tested for these four reasons

Getting your hearing tested can be helpful to your general health for four distinct reasons.

1. Establishing a baseline for your hearing is important

Why would you want to have your hearing checked if it seems healthy? Well, getting a hearing test early is a good plan for a number of reasons. The most important is that a hearing test will give us an accurate picture of your present hearing health. If your hearing changes in the future, this will make it simpler to identify. Early symptoms of hearing loss usually go unnoticed because hearing loss often progresses slowly over time.

Getting a baseline hearing test will help identify issues long before you observe them.

2. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential

Hearing loss is usually a progressive condition, meaning it tends to get worse over time. As a result, identifying hearing loss early often means a better prognosis. If you treat the condition as early as possible, you will have more positive results.

Early treatment may include anything from taking steps to protect your hearing like wearing ear protection in noisy settings to using hearing aids. Many of the related issues like cognitive decline, social isolation, and depression can be avoided with early treatment.

3. It’s easier to assess future changes

Your hearing loss will keep progressing even after you get diagnosed. Routine hearing exams can help you detect changes as you go along, and make changes to your treatment plan as needed.

4. You can prevent further damage to your ears

The majority of hearing loss is caused by damage, the type of damage that happens slowly and over time. Your hearing specialist is a considerable resource and seeing us regularly will help you identify any hearing loss as early as possible. We can give you information, treatments, and best practices that can help keep your hearing as healthy as possible.

We can help you figure out ways to keep sounds around you quieter and also help you safeguard your ears from day-to-day damage.

What should my hearing test routine look like?

In general, it’s suggested that adults get a hearing test sometime in their 20s or 30s, on the earlier side. It’s usually ordinary best practice to get a hearing exam every ten years thereafter unless you detect signs of hearing loss or we recommend something more frequently.

What should I expect my hearing test to be like? Hearing tests are usually totally non-invasive. Typically, you simply listen for some tones in a special pair of headphones.

Whether you require some hearing protection or a new pair of hearing aids, we will be able to help you with the best hearing care. And a hearing test can help you determine when the best time to get your care might be.

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