Hearing loss is typically a slow 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 think of scheduling an appointment. You wouldn’t dismiss a decline in your vision, so why wouldn’t you keep an eye on the health of your hearing?
It’s important to have routine hearing tests, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Everyday situations can expose potential hearing issues. Do you frequently need people to repeat what they said? Do you have a difficult time hearing in loud environments? Are you frequently turning the volume on your TV up? If you said “yes” to the majority of these questions, it’s time for a hearing examination.
- Following Guidelines: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association suggests hearing screenings every decade until age 50, and every three years thereafter.
- Family History Matters: It’s even more worthwhile to call us for an appointment if hearing loss runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: We will utilize baselines, which will provide a reference frame for further comparison to track changes to your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Problems, like earwax buildup, or noise-related hearing loss, can be recognized early on by regular hearing tests, avoiding further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can in some cases point to underlying medical disorders such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. If you do have one of these disorders, treating it might help your hearing.
Untreated 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, the laughter of a grandchild, or an important work meeting.
Safeguard your hearing and keep enjoying the sounds of your life by making an appointment for a hearing assessment with us right away.