Subtle changes in your hearing can be difficult to notice because of how gradually hearing loss usually advances. Unlike children, who get regular hearing tests in school, adults hardly ever even think of scheduling an appointment. You wouldn’t ignore a decline in your vision, so why wouldn’t you monitor your hearing health?
Here are 6 reasons to get your hearing examined regularly:
- Spotting the Signs: Everyday situations can reveal potential hearing issues. 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 environments make interactions hard? If you said “yes” to the majority of these questions, it’s time for a hearing exam.
- Following Guidelines: Until you turn 50, you should have a hearing test every 10 years and every 3 years after that, as recommended by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- Family History Matters: If other family members have hearing problems, this is an excellent reason to schedule a hearing test with us.
- Establishing a Baseline: We will utilize baselines, which will give a frame of reference for further comparison to track changes to your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Routine hearing tests can detect issues early on, like earwax accumulation or noise-related hearing loss, allowing for quick intervention and avoiding additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Root medical conditions, like 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 may help 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 important sounds of your environment, enjoying social situations, and being able to fully engage in conversations, are all examples of how hearing aids can better 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 scheduling a hearing examination with us today.