Subtle changes in your hearing can be hard to detect because of how gradually hearing loss typically advances. Unlike children, who get regular hearing tests in school, adults hardly ever even think of scheduling an appointment. So why should your hearing be any less important than your eyesight?
It’s worthwhile to get routine hearing exams, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Potential hearing issues can be revealed by everyday situations. Do you frequently need people to repeat themselves? Do you have a difficult time hearing in loud environments? Are you frequently cranking up the volume on your TV? If you said “yes” to the majority of these questions, it’s time for a hearing assessment.
- Following Guidelines: Until you turn 50, you should get a hearing test every 10 years 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 impairment runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: We will utilize baselines, which will provide a frame of reference for further comparison to track changes to your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Regular hearing exams can detect problems early on, such as earwax buildup or noise-related hearing loss, allowing for fast intervention and preventing additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Inherent medical disorders, like kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can sometimes be indicated by hearing loss. Addressing these conditions could improve your hearing.
Untreated hearing loss can have far-reaching consequences, impacting your social life, emotional well-being, and even physical safety. Hearing aids can significantly 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, your grandchildren’s laughter, or an important work meeting.
Protect your hearing and keep enjoying the sounds of your life by scheduling a hearing assessment with us right away.