Subtle changes in your hearing can be hard to recognize because of how slowly hearing loss usually advances. Although children are regularly tested, most adults don’t even consider scheduling a hearing exam like they would their vision. You wouldn’t neglect a decline in your eyesight, so why wouldn’t you keep an eye on your hearing health?
Here are 6 reasons to have your hearing examined regularly:
- Spotting the Signs: Everyday situations can expose potential hearing issues. Ask yourself these questions: Do I constantly ask people to repeat themselves? Do I need to crank up the volume on the TV? Do noisy environments make interactions hard? It’s time for you to get a hearing test if you said yes to most of these questions.
- Following Guidelines: Until you turn 50, you should have a hearing exam every 10 years and every 3 years after that, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- Family History Matters: If other members of your family have hearing problems, this is an excellent reason to schedule a hearing exam with us.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing tests provide a frame of reference for future hearing assessment comparisons, permitting you to track changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Issues, such as earwax accumulation, or noise-induced hearing loss, can be detected early on by regular hearing tests, avoiding additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can in some cases point to underlying medical disorders like diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. If you do have one of these conditions, managing it may help your hearing.
Neglected hearing loss can have far-reaching consequences, affecting your social life, emotional well-being, and even physical safety. Hearing aids can significantly improve your hearing and overall quality of life, permitting you to fully engage in conversations, enjoy social gatherings, and stay alert to important sounds in your environment.
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 test with us right away.