Subtle changes in your ability to hear sounds can be difficult to notice because of how gradually hearing loss usually advances. Unlike children, who get regular hearing tests in school, adults rarely even think of scheduling an appointment. So why would your hearing be any less important than your eyesight?
It’s important to get regular hearing exams, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Potential hearing issues can be exposed by day-to-day situations. Do you frequently need people to repeat what they said? Do you have a difficult time hearing in loud environments? Are you continually cranking up the volume on your TV? If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, it’s time for a hearing examination.
- Following Guidelines: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association recommends hearing screenings every decade until age 50, and every three years after that.
- Family History Matters: It’s even more important to call us for an appointment if hearing loss runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing tests provide a frame of reference for future hearing assessment comparisons, enabling you to track changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Issues, such as earwax buildup, or noise-related hearing loss, can be recognized early on by routine hearing tests, avoiding further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Underlying medical disorders, like kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can sometimes be indicated by hearing loss. Treating these conditions might improve your hearing.
Neglected hearing loss can have far-reaching consequences, impacting 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 participate in conversations, are all examples of how hearing aids can improve 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.
Schedule a hearing examination with us today to protect your hearing health and rediscover the sounds that enrich your life.