Subtle changes in your hearing can be hard to detect because of how slowly hearing loss typically advances. Unlike children, who get routine hearing tests in school, adults seldom even think of scheduling an appointment. So why would your hearing be any less important than your vision?
Here are 6 reasons to have your hearing examined regularly:
- Spotting the Signs: Day-to-day situations can expose potential hearing issues. Ask yourself these questions: Do I frequently ask people what they said? Do I need to crank up the TV volume? Do noisy settings make conversations challenging? 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 exam every 10 years and every 3 years after that, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- Family History Matters: It’s even more crucial to call us for an appointment if hearing loss runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: We will use baselines, which will give a frame of reference for further comparison to track changes to your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Issues, like earwax accumulation, or noise-induced hearing loss, can be identified early on by regular hearing exams, avoiding additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Inherent medical disorders, like kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can on occasion be indicated by hearing loss. If you do have one of these conditions, managing it may help your hearing.
Your physical safety, emotional well-being, and social life are some of the far-reaching consequences of untreated hearing loss. Hearing aids can significantly improve your hearing and general quality of life, allowing you to fully participate 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.
Make an appointment for a hearing assessment with us today to protect your hearing health and rediscover the sounds that enhance your life.