Hearing loss is often a gradual process, making it easy to ignore the subtle changes in your ability to hear sounds. Unlike children, who get regular hearing tests in school, adults seldom even think of scheduling an appointment. So why would your hearing be any less critical than your eyesight?
It’s worthwhile to get routine hearing exams, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Everyday situations can expose potential hearing issues. Do you frequently need people to repeat what they said? Do you have a difficult time hearing in loud environments? Are you constantly turning up the volume on your TV? 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, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- 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 examinations provide a frame of reference for future hearing examination comparisons, enabling you to monitor changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Issues, such as earwax buildup, or noise-related hearing loss, can be identified early on by regular hearing exams, avoiding further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Root medical conditions, including kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can on occasion be revealed by hearing loss. If you do have one of these conditions, treating it might help your hearing.
Your physical safety, emotional well-being, and social life are some of the far-reaching consequences of neglected hearing loss. Remaining 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 overall 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.
Schedule a hearing assessment with us right away to safeguard your hearing health and rediscover the sounds that enrich your life.