Hearing loss is usually a gradual process, making it easy to ignore the subtle changes in your ability to perceive sounds. Although children are regularly tested, the majority of adults don’t even consider scheduling a hearing test like they would their vision. You wouldn’t disregard a decline in your eyesight, so why wouldn’t you track the health of your hearing?
It’s important to have routine 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 crank up the volume on the TV? Do noisy environments make interactions hard? If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, it’s time for a hearing examination.
- 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 worthwhile to call us for an appointment if hearing impairment runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: We will utilize baselines, which will give a frame of reference for further comparison to track changes to your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Regular hearing tests can identify problems early on, like earwax accumulation or noise-induced hearing loss, allowing for quick intervention and preventing additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Inherent medical conditions, like kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can in some cases be indicated by hearing loss. If you do have one of these disorders, treating it might help your hearing.
Untreated hearing loss can have far-reaching consequences, impacting your social life, emotional well-being, and even physical safety. Staying alert to important 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 the sound of a loved one’s voice, your grandchildren’s laughter, or an important work meeting.
Protect your hearing and keep enjoying the sounds of your life by making an appointment for a hearing examination with us today.