Hearing loss is usually a slow process, making it easy to disregard the subtle changes in your ability to hear sounds. Unlike children, who get routine hearing tests in school, adults seldom even think of scheduling an appointment. You wouldn’t disregard a decline in your vision, so why wouldn’t you track your hearing health?
It’s important to have regular hearing exams, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Everyday situations can reveal potential hearing problems. Ask yourself these questions: Do I constantly ask people to repeat themselves? Do I need to turn up the TV volume? Do noisy environments make interactions difficult? If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, it’s time for a hearing test.
- Following Guidelines: Until you turn 50, you should have a hearing test every decade 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 issues, this is an excellent reason to schedule a hearing exam with us.
- Establishing a Baseline: We will use baselines, which will provide a reference frame for further comparison to track changes to your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Regular hearing exams can detect issues early on, such as earwax buildup or noise-related hearing loss, allowing for prompt treatment and preventing additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can sometimes point to inherent medical disorders such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. Addressing these conditions might improve your hearing.
Untreated hearing loss can have extensive consequences, affecting your social life, emotional well-being, and even physical safety. 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 general quality of life.
Don’t miss out on important work meetings, your grandchildren’s laughter, or the voice of a loved one.
Protect your hearing and keep enjoying the sounds of your life by making an appointment for a hearing test with us today.