Hearing loss is typically a slow process, making it easy to ignore the subtle changes in your ability to perceive sounds. Although children are frequently tested, the majority of adults don’t even think about scheduling a hearing exam like they would their vision. So why would your hearing be any less critical than your vision?
Here are 6 reasons to have your hearing examined regularly:
- Spotting the Signs: Day-to-day situations can expose potential hearing issues. Ask yourself these questions: Do I frequently ask people to repeat themselves? Do I need to crank up the TV volume? Do noisy settings make interactions challenging? If you said “yes” to the majority of these questions, it’s time for a hearing test.
- Following Guidelines: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association advises hearing screenings every decade until age 50, and every three years thereafter.
- Family History Matters: If other members of your family have hearing loss, this is an excellent reason to schedule a hearing test with us.
- Establishing a Baseline: We will use baselines, which will give a frame of reference for further comparison to track changes to your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Regular hearing exams can identify problems early on, such as earwax buildup or noise-induced hearing loss, allowing for prompt intervention and preventing additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Underlying medical conditions, like kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can on occasion be indicated by hearing loss. Treating these conditions may improve your hearing.
Neglected hearing loss can have extensive consequences, affecting your social life, emotional well-being, and even physical safety. Remaining alert to important sounds of your environment, enjoying social situations, and being able to fully participate in conversations, are all examples of how hearing aids can better your total quality of life.
Don’t miss out on important work meetings, the laughter of your grandchildren, 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.