Hearing loss is typically a gradual process, making it easy to overlook the subtle changes in your ability to hear sounds. Unlike children, who get regular hearing tests in school, adults rarely even think of scheduling an appointment. So why would your hearing be any less important than your vision?
Here are 6 reasons to get your hearing tested regularly:
- Spotting the Signs: Potential hearing issues can be revealed by day-to-day situations. Do you frequently need people to repeat what they said? Do you have a hard time hearing in noisy settings? Are you frequently cranking the volume on your TV up? If you said “yes” to most of these questions, it’s time for a hearing examination.
- Following Guidelines: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association recommends 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 impairment runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing assessments provide a reference point for future hearing assessment comparisons, enabling you to track changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Problems, like earwax buildup, or noise-related hearing loss, can be detected early on by regular hearing exams, preventing additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can sometimes signal underlying medical disorders like diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. Addressing these conditions could 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 significantly improve your hearing and general quality of life, allowing you to fully engage in conversations, enjoy social gatherings, and stay alert to important sounds in your environment.
Don’t miss out on important work meetings, the laughter of your grandchildren, or the voice of a loved one.
Protect your hearing and keep enjoying the sounds of your life by scheduling a hearing examination with us today.