Subtle changes in your ability to hear sounds can be hard to notice because of how slowly hearing loss usually progresses. Although children are regularly tested, most adults don’t even think about scheduling a hearing exam like they would their vision. So why would your hearing be any less relevant than your eyesight?
Here are 6 reasons to have your hearing tested regularly:
- Spotting the Signs: Day-to-day situations can expose potential hearing issues. Ask yourself these questions: Do I frequently ask people to repeat themselves? Do I need to crank up the volume on the TV? Do noisy environments make conversations hard? It’s time for you to get a hearing test if you answered yes to most of these questions.
- 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 worthwhile to call us for an appointment if hearing impairment runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing tests give a frame of reference for future hearing assessment comparisons, allowing you to monitor changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Problems, such as earwax buildup, or noise-induced hearing loss, can be detected early on by regular hearing tests, avoiding additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can on occasion signal inherent medical disorders such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. Treating these conditions might improve your hearing.
Your physical safety, emotional well-being, and social life are some of the far-reaching consequences of neglected hearing loss. Hearing aids can substantially improve your hearing and total quality of life, allowing you to fully participate in conversations, enjoy social gatherings, and remain alert to important sounds in your environment.
Don’t miss out on important work meetings, the laughter of your grandchildren, or a loved one’s voice.
Schedule a hearing test with us right away to protect your hearing health and rediscover the sounds that enrich your life.