Subtle changes in your hearing can be hard to recognize because of how gradually hearing loss usually progresses. Although children are regularly tested, the majority of adults don’t even think about scheduling a hearing exam like they would their vision. So why should your hearing be any less important than your vision?
It’s important to have regular hearing exams, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Everyday situations can reveal potential hearing issues. Ask yourself these questions: Do I frequently ask people to repeat themselves? Do I need to crank up the volume on the TV? Do noisy settings make discussions challenging? It’s time for you to get your hearing tested if you answered yes to most of these questions.
- Following Guidelines: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association advises hearing screenings every decade until age 50, and every three years after that.
- 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: Baseline hearing examinations provide a frame of reference for future hearing examination comparisons, allowing you to track changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Issues, like earwax buildup, or noise-induced hearing loss, can be recognized early on by regular hearing exams, preventing further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Underlying medical conditions, like kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can on occasion be indicated 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 extensive consequences of untreated hearing loss. Hearing aids can significantly improve your hearing and total quality of life, letting you fully take part in conversations, enjoy social gatherings, and remain 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.
Make an appointment for a hearing assessment with us right away to protect your hearing health and rediscover the sounds that enhance your life.