Subtle changes in your hearing can be hard to notice because of how gradually hearing loss typically advances. Although children are regularly tested, most adults don’t even consider scheduling a hearing test like they would their vision. You wouldn’t ignore a decline in your vision, so why wouldn’t you keep an eye on the health of your hearing?
Here are 6 reasons to get your hearing examined regularly:
- Spotting the Signs: Potential hearing problems can be exposed by everyday situations. Do you frequently need people to repeat what they said? Do you have a hard time hearing in loud environments? Are you frequently turning up the volume on your TV? If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, it’s time for a hearing examination.
- 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: It’s even more worthwhile to call us for an appointment if hearing loss runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: We will utilize baselines, which will supply a reference frame for further comparison to track changes to your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Problems, such as earwax accumulation, or noise-related hearing loss, can be recognized early on by regular hearing exams, preventing further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Inherent medical conditions, including kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can sometimes be indicated by hearing loss. Treating these conditions could improve your hearing.
Neglected hearing loss can have far-reaching consequences, impacting your social life, emotional well-being, and even physical safety. Remaining 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 enhance 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.
Protect your hearing and keep enjoying the sounds of your life by scheduling a hearing assessment with us right away.