Subtle changes in your hearing can be hard to recognize because of how slowly hearing loss usually advances. Unlike children, who get routine hearing tests in school, adults hardly ever even think of scheduling an appointment. So why should your hearing be any less relevant than your eyesight?
It’s important to get routine hearing tests, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Everyday situations can expose potential hearing issues. Do you regularly need people to repeat themselves? Do you have a hard time hearing in noisy environments? Are you constantly turning the volume on your TV up? If you said “yes” to the majority of these questions, it’s time for a hearing assessment.
- 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 important to call us for an appointment if hearing loss runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing tests give a frame of reference for future hearing assessment comparisons, permitting you to track changes in 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 intervention and preventing further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Underlying medical disorders, like kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can sometimes be indicated by hearing loss. Addressing these conditions may improve your hearing.
Your physical safety, emotional well-being, and social life are some of the extensive consequences of untreated hearing loss. Hearing aids can substantially improve your hearing and overall quality of life, allowing you to fully take part in conversations, enjoy social gatherings, and stay 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.
Protect your hearing and keep enjoying the sounds of your life by scheduling a hearing examination with us today.