Hearing loss is typically a gradual process, making it easy to ignore the subtle changes in your ability to hear sounds. Although children are regularly tested, the majority of adults don’t even consider scheduling a hearing exam like they would their vision. So why should your hearing be any less important than your eyesight?
It’s important to get regular hearing tests, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Day-to-day situations can expose potential hearing problems. Ask yourself these questions: Do I constantly ask people what they said? Do I need to turn up the TV volume? Do noisy settings make conversations hard? It’s time for you to get your hearing tested if you answered yes to the majority 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: It’s even more worthwhile to call us for an appointment if hearing impairment runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing assessments give a frame of reference for future hearing assessment comparisons, allowing you to track changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Problems, such as earwax buildup, or noise-induced hearing loss, can be recognized early on by regular hearing tests, preventing further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Root medical conditions, including kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can sometimes be indicated by hearing loss. If you do have one of these conditions, treating it may help your hearing.
Your physical safety, emotional well-being, and social life are some of the far-reaching consequences of neglected hearing loss. Hearing aids can substantially improve your hearing and total quality of life, permitting you to fully participate in conversations, enjoy social gatherings, and remain alert to important sounds in your environment.
Don’t miss out on the sound of a loved one’s voice, your grandchildren’s laughter, or an important work meeting.
Schedule a hearing assessment with us right away to protect your hearing health and rediscover the sounds that enhance your life.