Hearing loss is usually a slow process, making it easy to disregard the subtle changes in your ability to perceive sounds. Unlike children, who get routine hearing tests in school, adults seldom even think of scheduling an appointment. You wouldn’t neglect a decline in your eyesight, so why wouldn’t you keep track of the health of your hearing?
It’s essential to get regular hearing tests, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Potential hearing issues can be exposed by everyday situations. Do you regularly need people to repeat what they said? Do you have a difficult time hearing in loud environments? Are you constantly cranking up the volume on your TV? It’s time for you to get a hearing test if you answered yes to most of these questions.
- Following Guidelines: Until you turn 50, you should have a hearing exam every decade and every 3 years after that, as recommended by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- Family History Matters: If other family members have hearing loss, this is an ideal reason to schedule a hearing test with us.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing examinations provide a reference point for future hearing assessment comparisons, allowing you to monitor changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Issues, such as earwax buildup, or noise-related hearing loss, can be detected early on by routine hearing exams, preventing additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Root medical conditions, like kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can on occasion be indicated by hearing loss. Addressing these conditions could improve 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 total quality of life, letting you fully engage in conversations, enjoy social gatherings, and stay alert to important sounds in your environment.
Don’t miss out on the sound of a loved one’s voice, the laughter of a grandchild, or an important work meeting.
Protect your hearing and keep enjoying the sounds of your life by making an appointment for a hearing exam with us today.