Subtle changes in your hearing can be difficult to notice because of how slowly hearing loss normally progresses. Even though children are regularly tested, most adults don’t even think about scheduling a hearing test like they would their vision. So why should your hearing be any less relevant than your vision?
It’s essential to get regular hearing tests, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Everyday situations can expose potential hearing issues. Do you frequently need people to repeat what they said? Do you have a difficult time hearing in noisy settings? Are you frequently turning the volume on your TV up? If you answered “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 10 years until age 50, and every three years thereafter.
- Family History Matters: If other family members have hearing issues, this is an excellent reason to schedule a hearing exam with us.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing examinations give a frame of reference for future hearing examination comparisons, allowing you to monitor changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Issues, such as earwax accumulation, or noise-related hearing loss, can be recognized early on by regular hearing tests, avoiding further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can on occasion signal root medical disorders such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. If you do have one of these disorders, managing it may help your hearing.
Untreated hearing loss can have far-reaching consequences, impacting 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 overall quality of life.
Don’t miss out on important work meetings, your grandchildren’s laughter, or the voice of a loved one.
Safeguard your hearing and keep enjoying the sounds of your life by scheduling a hearing assessment with us right away.