Subtle changes in your ability to hear sounds can be difficult to recognize because of how gradually hearing loss normally advances. Unlike children, who get routine hearing tests in school, adults rarely even consider scheduling an appointment. You wouldn’t ignore a decline in your vision, so why wouldn’t you keep track of your hearing health?
Here are 6 reasons to get your hearing tested on a regular basis:
- Spotting the Signs: Potential hearing problems can be revealed by day-to-day situations. Ask yourself these questions: Do I constantly ask people to repeat themselves? Do I need to turn up the TV volume? Do noisy settings make interactions hard? If you said “yes” to the majority of these questions, it’s time for a hearing exam.
- Following Guidelines: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association recommends hearing screenings every 10 years until age 50, and every three years after that.
- 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 examinations provide a reference point for future hearing assessment comparisons, enabling you to track changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Routine hearing tests can discover issues early on, like earwax accumulation or noise-related hearing loss, allowing for prompt intervention and preventing further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can in some cases signal underlying medical disorders such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. If you do have one of these disorders, managing it may help your hearing.
Untreated hearing loss can have far-reaching consequences, affecting your social life, emotional well-being, and even physical safety. Staying alert to important sounds of your environment, enjoying social situations, and being able to fully engage in conversations, are all examples of how hearing aids can better your general quality of life.
Don’t miss out on important work meetings, your grandchildren’s laughter, or a loved one’s voice.
Protect your hearing and keep enjoying the sounds of your life by making an appointment for a hearing examination with us today.