Hearing loss is typically a slow process, making it easy to ignore the subtle changes in your ability to perceive sounds. Unlike children, who get routine hearing tests in school, adults hardly ever even think of scheduling an appointment. You wouldn’t dismiss a decline in your vision, so why wouldn’t you keep track of the health of your hearing?
Here are 6 reasons to have your hearing examined on a regular basis:
- Spotting the Signs: Potential hearing issues can be revealed by day-to-day situations. Do you frequently need people to repeat what they said? Do you have a difficult time hearing in noisy settings? 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 the majority of these questions.
- Following Guidelines: Until you turn 50, you should get a hearing test every decade and every 3 years after that, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- Family History Matters: If other family members have hearing loss, this is an ideal reason to schedule a hearing test with us.
- 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: Routine hearing tests can identify issues early on, such as earwax buildup or noise-related hearing loss, allowing for quick treatment and preventing additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can in some cases signal underlying medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. If you do have one of these disorders, treating it may help 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 overall quality of life, letting you fully take part 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.
Protect your hearing and keep enjoying the sounds of your life by scheduling a hearing assessment with us today.