Subtle changes in your ability to hear sounds can be hard to notice because of how gradually hearing loss typically advances. Unlike children, who get regular hearing tests in school, adults seldom even consider scheduling an appointment. You wouldn’t dismiss a decline in your eyesight, so why wouldn’t you keep an eye on the health of your hearing?
It’s important to get regular hearing exams, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Potential hearing problems can be exposed by everyday situations. Do you frequently need people to repeat themselves? Do you have a difficult time hearing in noisy settings? Are you constantly turning the volume on your TV up? It’s time for you to get a hearing test if you said yes to most of these questions.
- Following Guidelines: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association suggests hearing screenings every decade until age 50, and every three years after that.
- Family History Matters: It’s even more important to call us for an appointment if hearing impairment runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing assessments give a reference point for future hearing examination comparisons, allowing you to track changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Issues, such as earwax buildup, or noise-related hearing loss, can be recognized early on by regular hearing exams, avoiding further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can sometimes point to inherent medical disorders like diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. If you do have one of these disorders, treating it may help your hearing.
Your physical safety, emotional well-being, and social life are some of the far-reaching consequences of neglected hearing loss. Staying alert to significant sounds of your environment, enjoying social situations, and being able to fully engage 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, your grandchildren’s laughter, or an important work meeting.
Protect your hearing and keep enjoying the sounds of your life by making an appointment for a hearing assessment with us today.