Subtle changes in your hearing can be difficult to detect because of how slowly hearing loss typically progresses. Unlike children, who get routine hearing tests in school, adults rarely even think of scheduling an appointment. So why would your hearing be any less critical than your vision?
It’s essential to get routine hearing exams, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Everyday situations can expose potential hearing issues. Ask yourself these questions: Do I frequently ask people what they said? Do I need to crank up the volume on the TV? Do noisy settings make discussions challenging? It’s time for you to get a hearing test if you answered yes to most of these questions.
- Following Guidelines: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association advises hearing screenings every 10 years until age 50, and every three years after that.
- Family History Matters: If other members of your family have hearing issues, this is an excellent reason to schedule a hearing test with us.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing examinations provide a frame of reference for future hearing assessment comparisons, allowing you to monitor changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Routine hearing tests can identify issues early on, such as earwax accumulation or noise-related hearing loss, allowing for prompt intervention and preventing additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can in some cases point to inherent medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. If you do have one of these disorders, treating it might help your hearing.
Neglected hearing loss can have far-reaching consequences, affecting your social life, emotional well-being, and even physical safety. Staying 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 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 making an appointment for a hearing assessment with us right away.