Hearing loss is often a gradual process, making it easy to ignore the subtle changes in your ability to perceive sounds. Unlike children, who get regular hearing tests in school, adults rarely even think of scheduling an appointment. You wouldn’t disregard a decline in your eyesight, so why wouldn’t you track your hearing health?
Here are 6 reasons to get your hearing tested regularly:
- Spotting the Signs: Day-to-day situations can expose potential hearing problems. Ask yourself these questions: Do I frequently ask people what they said? Do I need to crank up the TV volume? Do noisy settings make conversations challenging? If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, it’s time for a hearing assessment.
- Following Guidelines: Until you turn 50, you should get a hearing test every decade and every 3 years after that, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- Family History Matters: It’s even more important to call us for an appointment if hearing impairment runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing tests provide a frame of reference for future hearing assessment comparisons, enabling you to track changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Issues, such as earwax buildup, or noise-induced hearing loss, can be recognized early on by routine hearing exams, avoiding further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Root medical conditions, including kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can in some cases be revealed by hearing loss. If you do have one of these conditions, managing it may help your hearing.
Your physical safety, emotional well-being, and social life are some of the far-reaching consequences of untreated hearing loss. Hearing aids can substantially improve your hearing and overall quality of life, letting you fully participate in conversations, enjoy social gatherings, and remain alert to important sounds in your environment.
Don’t miss out on important work meetings, the laughter of your grandchildren, or the voice of a loved one.
Schedule a hearing exam with us right away to protect your hearing health and rediscover the sounds that enrich your life.