Hearing loss is typically a gradual process, making it easy to disregard the subtle changes in your ability to perceive sounds. Even though children are regularly tested, most adults don’t even think about scheduling a hearing test like they would their vision. So why should your hearing be any less critical than your eyesight?
It’s worthwhile to have regular hearing tests, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Potential hearing issues can be revealed by day-to-day situations. Ask yourself these questions: Do I frequently ask people what they said? Do I need to crank up the volume on the TV? Do noisy settings make interactions difficult? It’s time for you to get a hearing test if you replied yes to the majority of these questions.
- Following Guidelines: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association advises hearing screenings every 10 years until age 50, and every three years after that.
- Family History Matters: If other family members have hearing problems, this is a good reason to schedule a hearing test with us.
- Establishing a Baseline: We will use baselines, which will supply a frame of reference for further comparison to track changes to your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Routine hearing exams can identify problems early on, like earwax accumulation or noise-induced hearing loss, allowing for prompt intervention and preventing additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can on occasion signal underlying medical disorders like diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. If you do have one of these disorders, treating it might help your hearing.
Your physical safety, emotional well-being, and social life are some of the far-reaching consequences of untreated hearing loss. Hearing aids can significantly improve your hearing and total 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 important work meetings, the laughter of your grandchildren, or the voice of a loved one.
Safeguard your hearing and keep enjoying the sounds of your life by making an appointment for a hearing exam with us right away.