Hearing loss is often a slow process, making it easy to ignore the subtle changes in your ability to perceive sounds. Even though children are frequently tested, the majority of adults don’t even think about scheduling a hearing test like they would their vision. You wouldn’t neglect a decline in your eyesight, so why wouldn’t you keep track of your hearing health?
It’s worthwhile to have routine hearing tests, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Potential hearing problems can be revealed by everyday situations. Do you frequently need people to repeat themselves? Do you have a difficult time hearing in noisy environments? Are you frequently turning the volume on your TV up? If you said “yes” to most of these questions, it’s time for a hearing exam.
- Following Guidelines: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association suggests hearing screenings every 10 years until age 50, and every three years thereafter.
- Family History Matters: It’s even more worthwhile to call us for an appointment if hearing impairment runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing examinations provide a reference point for future hearing assessment comparisons, allowing you to track changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Problems, such as earwax accumulation, or noise-induced hearing loss, can be detected early on by regular hearing exams, avoiding additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Underlying medical disorders, including kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can in some cases be indicated by hearing loss. Addressing these conditions may improve your hearing.
Your physical safety, emotional well-being, and social life are some of the far-reaching consequences of untreated 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 general 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 assessment with us right away.