Hearing loss is often a gradual process, making it easy to overlook the subtle changes in your ability to hear sounds. Unlike children, who get regular hearing tests in school, adults seldom even consider scheduling an appointment. You wouldn’t neglect a decline in your eyesight, so why wouldn’t you keep an eye on the health of your hearing?
It’s important to get routine hearing exams, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Potential hearing issues can be exposed by everyday situations. Ask yourself these questions: Do I frequently ask people what they said? Do I need to turn up the TV volume? Do noisy environments make conversations challenging? If you answered “yes” to the majority of these questions, it’s time for a hearing exam.
- Following Guidelines: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association advises hearing screenings every 10 years until age 50, and every three years thereafter.
- Family History Matters: It’s even more important to call us for an appointment if hearing impairment runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing assessments provide a reference point for future hearing assessment comparisons, enabling you to track changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Problems, such as earwax buildup, or noise-related hearing loss, can be identified early on by routine hearing tests, avoiding additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Underlying medical disorders, including kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can sometimes be indicated by hearing loss. Addressing these conditions might improve your hearing.
Untreated hearing loss can have extensive consequences, impacting your social life, emotional well-being, and even physical safety. Remaining 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 improve your overall quality of life.
Don’t miss out on important work meetings, your grandchildren’s laughter, or the voice of a loved one.
Schedule a hearing exam with us right away to protect your hearing health and rediscover the sounds that enhance your life.