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. So why should your hearing be any less important than your vision?
It’s essential to get routine hearing exams, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Everyday situations can expose potential hearing problems. Do you regularly need people to repeat themselves? Do you have a hard time hearing in noisy environments? Are you constantly turning the volume on your TV up? It’s time for you to get your hearing tested if you said yes to most of these questions.
- Following Guidelines: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association recommends hearing screenings every 10 years until age 50, and every three years after that.
- Family History Matters: It’s even more crucial to call us for an appointment if hearing loss runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: We will use baselines, which will give a frame of reference for further comparison to monitor changes to your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Regular hearing tests can discover problems early on, like earwax accumulation or noise-related hearing loss, allowing for prompt treatment and avoiding further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can in some cases signal root medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. 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. Staying alert to significant sounds of your environment, enjoying social situations, and being able to fully engage in conversations, are all examples of how hearing aids can better your general quality of life.
Don’t miss out on important work meetings, the laughter of your grandchildren, or a loved one’s voice.
Schedule a hearing assessment with us today to protect your hearing health and rediscover the sounds that enhance your life.