Subtle changes in your hearing can be difficult to recognize because of how gradually hearing loss normally progresses. Even though children are frequently tested, the majority of adults don’t even think about scheduling a hearing exam like they would their vision. You wouldn’t neglect a decline in your vision, so why wouldn’t you keep an eye on your hearing health?
It’s worthwhile to get routine hearing exams, 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 to repeat themselves? Do I need to crank up the TV volume? Do noisy settings make conversations difficult? If you said “yes” to most of these questions, it’s time for a hearing test.
- Following Guidelines: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association recommends hearing screenings every decade until age 50, and every three years after that.
- Family History Matters: It’s even more worthwhile to call us for an appointment if hearing loss runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing assessments provide a reference point for future hearing examination comparisons, enabling you to monitor changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Issues, such as earwax buildup, or noise-induced hearing loss, can be identified early on by routine hearing tests, preventing further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can on occasion point to underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. Treating these conditions might improve your hearing.
Your physical safety, emotional well-being, and social life are some of the extensive consequences of untreated hearing loss. Staying alert to important 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 total quality of life.
Don’t miss out on important work meetings, your grandchildren’s laughter, or the voice of a loved one.
Make an appointment for a hearing examination with us today to protect your hearing health and rediscover the sounds that enhance your life.