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Why is getting regular hearing tests essential? Well, the reality is that hearing loss can have considerable and long-term effects on your overall health. Having your hearing evaluated regularly can help you identify hearing loss early, get care sooner, and, improve your health, wellness, and quality of life.

Who should get a hearing examination?

Your health and well-being can be significantly impacted by neglected hearing loss. Social isolation, for example, can be a result of untreated hearing loss. Even while doing tasks like going to the supermarket, people with hearing loss will tend to avoid reaching out to family and friends because they have a difficult time understanding conversations. It may not be shocking that this type of social isolation can lead to mental health issues, but it may come as a surprise to find out that it can be detrimental to your physical health too.

Other health concerns can come from untreated hearing loss also. For instance, neglected hearing loss has been linked to many chronic conditions, including dementia and depression. Comorbidities, including high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease have also been associated with hearing loss.

So scheduling a routine hearing test will be a good plan for pretty much everyone.

You should get your hearing checked for these four reasons

There are four noteworthy reasons why checking your hearing can be worthwhile to your overall health.

1. You can identify the baseline for your healthy hearing

Why would you want to have your hearing checked if it seems healthy? Well, getting a hearing test early is a good idea for several reasons. The most important is that a hearing test will give us an accurate picture of your present hearing health. This will make it much easier to diagnose any changes in the future. Early symptoms of hearing loss usually go unnoticed because hearing loss usually develops gradually over time.

Before you notice any symptoms, a hearing exam will help detect hearing loss in its early stages.

2. Diagnose and treat issues earlier

Hearing loss normally advances gradually over time. As a result, catching hearing loss early often means a better prognosis. If you treat the condition as early as possible, you will have more positive results.

Early treatment may include anything from taking steps to protect your hearing such as wearing ear protection in noisy spaces to the use of hearing aids. Many of the associated problems like dementia, social isolation, and depression can be avoided with early treatment.

3. It’s easier to evaluate future changes

Even if you are diagnosed with hearing loss, that doesn’t mean your hearing won’t continue to get worse as you get older. Regular hearing tests can enable early detection and your treatment plan can be adjusted as needed.

4. Additional damage can be prevented

Hearing loss that develops slowly over time is usually caused by damage. Your hearing specialist is a considerable resource and visiting us regularly will help you identify any hearing loss as early as possible. We can help you keep your ears as healthy as possible by providing you with treatments, best practices, and information.

We can help you determine ways to keep sounds around you quieter and also help you protect your ears from day-to-day damage.

What should my hearing exam routine look like?

In general, it’s suggested that adults undergo a hearing exam sometime in their 20s or 30s, on the earlier side. Unless we recommend more frequent visits or if you detect any hearing problems, at least every ten years will be the advised interval for hearing assessments.

What should I expect my hearing exam to be like? Generally, they’re completely non-invasive procedures. Typically, you simply listen for some tones in a special set of headphones.

Whether you need some hearing protection or a new pair of hearing aids, we will be able to help you with the best hearing care. And we can help you determine what your hearing exam schedule should be.

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