Hearing loss is usually a gradual process, making it easy to disregard the subtle changes in your ability to hear sounds. Although children are regularly tested, most adults don’t even consider scheduling a hearing test like they would their vision. You wouldn’t dismiss a decline in your vision, so why wouldn’t you track the health of your hearing?
It’s essential to get regular hearing exams, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Everyday situations can expose potential hearing issues. Do you regularly need people to repeat themselves? Do you have a difficult time hearing in loud environments? Are you constantly cranking up the volume on your TV? 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 suggests hearing screenings every 10 years until age 50, and every three years after that.
- Family History Matters: It’s even more important 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 monitor changes to your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Regular hearing exams can discover problems early on, like earwax accumulation or noise-induced hearing loss, allowing for fast intervention and avoiding additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Root medical conditions, like kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can in some cases be indicated by hearing loss. Addressing these conditions could improve your hearing.
Neglected hearing loss can have extensive consequences, affecting your social life, emotional well-being, and even physical safety. Hearing aids can significantly improve your hearing and total quality of life, permitting you to fully participate in conversations, enjoy social gatherings, and stay alert to important sounds in your environment.
Don’t miss out on important work meetings, your grandchildren’s laughter, or the voice of a loved one.
Schedule a hearing test with us today to protect your hearing health and rediscover the sounds that enhance your life.