Subtle changes in your ability to hear sounds can be hard to recognize because of how slowly hearing loss usually progresses. Unlike children, who get regular hearing tests in school, adults seldom even think of scheduling an appointment. You wouldn’t disregard a decline in your vision, so why wouldn’t you keep an eye on your hearing health?
It’s essential to have regular hearing exams, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Potential hearing problems can be exposed by everyday situations. Ask yourself these questions: Do I constantly ask people what they said? Do I need to turn up the TV volume? Do noisy settings make interactions hard? If you answered “yes” to the majority of these questions, it’s time for a hearing test.
- Following Guidelines: Until you turn 50, you should have a hearing test every decade and every 3 years after that, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- Family History Matters: It’s even more important to call us for an appointment if hearing loss runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing examinations give a frame of reference for future hearing assessment comparisons, permitting you to monitor changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Routine hearing tests can detect problems early on, such as earwax accumulation or noise-induced hearing loss, allowing for fast treatment and avoiding further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Root medical conditions, like kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can sometimes be revealed by hearing loss. If you do have one of these conditions, managing it might help your hearing.
Untreated hearing loss can have far-reaching consequences, affecting 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 participate in conversations, are all examples of how hearing aids can better your overall quality of life.
Don’t miss out on important work meetings, the laughter of your grandchildren, or the voice of a loved one.
Make an appointment for a hearing assessment with us right away to safeguard your hearing health and rediscover the sounds that enrich your life.