Hearing loss is typically a gradual process, making it easy to disregard the subtle changes in your ability to hear sounds. Although children are frequently tested, the majority of adults don’t even consider scheduling a hearing test like they would their vision. You wouldn’t ignore a decline in your vision, so why wouldn’t you track the health of your hearing?
Here are 6 reasons to get your hearing tested on a regular basis:
- Spotting the Signs: Everyday situations can reveal potential hearing problems. Ask yourself these questions: Do I constantly ask people what they said? Do I need to turn up the volume on the TV? Do noisy settings make interactions difficult? If you said “yes” to most of these questions, it’s time for a hearing exam.
- Following Guidelines: Until you turn 50, you should have a hearing exam every 10 years and every 3 years after that, as recommended by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- Family History Matters: If other members of your family have hearing problems, this is a good reason to schedule a hearing exam with us.
- Establishing a Baseline: We will use baselines, which will give a frame of reference for further comparison to monitor changes to your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Routine hearing exams can discover problems early on, such as earwax accumulation or noise-related hearing loss, allowing for quick treatment and preventing additional 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 disorders, managing it might help your hearing.
Untreated hearing loss can have extensive consequences, affecting your social life, emotional well-being, and even physical safety. Hearing aids can significantly improve your hearing and overall quality of life, allowing you to fully take part in conversations, enjoy social gatherings, and stay alert to important sounds in your environment.
Don’t miss out on important work meetings, your grandchildren’s laughter, or a loved one’s voice.
Protect your hearing and keep enjoying the sounds of your life by scheduling a hearing assessment with us right away.