Subtle changes in your hearing can be difficult to notice because of how gradually hearing loss usually progresses. Although children are regularly tested, most adults don’t even consider scheduling a hearing exam like they would their vision. So why should your hearing be any less important than your vision?
It’s important to get regular hearing exams, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Potential hearing problems can be exposed by day-to-day situations. Ask yourself these questions: Do I constantly ask people to repeat themselves? Do I need to crank up the TV volume? Do noisy environments make conversations difficult? If you said “yes” to most of these questions, it’s time for a hearing exam.
- Following Guidelines: Until you turn 50, you should get a hearing test every decade and every 3 years after that, as recommended by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- 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 frame of reference for future hearing examination comparisons, permitting you to monitor changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Routine hearing exams can discover issues early on, such as earwax buildup or noise-induced hearing loss, allowing for fast intervention and avoiding additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can on occasion point to root medical disorders such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. If you do have one of these conditions, treating it might help your hearing.
Neglected hearing loss can have far-reaching consequences, affecting your social life, emotional well-being, and even physical safety. Staying alert to significant sounds of your environment, enjoying social situations, and being able to fully engage in conversations, are all examples of how hearing aids can enhance your overall quality of life.
Don’t miss out on important work meetings, your grandchildren’s laughter, or the voice of a loved one.
Schedule a hearing examination with us today to protect your hearing health and rediscover the sounds that enhance your life.