Hearing loss is often a slow process, making it easy to overlook the subtle changes in your ability to perceive sounds. Even though children are frequently tested, most adults don’t even consider scheduling a hearing exam like they would their vision. So why would your hearing be any less critical than your eyesight?
It’s important to get regular hearing exams, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Day-to-day situations can reveal potential hearing problems. 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 conversations hard? If you said “yes” to most of these questions, it’s time for a hearing examination.
- 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 impairment runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing tests give a reference point for future hearing examination comparisons, permitting you to track changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Issues, like earwax accumulation, or noise-induced hearing loss, can be detected early on by regular hearing exams, avoiding further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Inherent medical conditions, including kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can on occasion be indicated by hearing loss. If you do have one of these disorders, managing it might help your hearing.
Your physical safety, emotional well-being, and social life are some of the far-reaching consequences of untreated hearing loss. Remaining 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 enhance your general quality of life.
Don’t miss out on the sound of a loved one’s voice, the laughter of a grandchild, or an important work meeting.
Safeguard your hearing and keep enjoying the sounds of your life by making an appointment for a hearing assessment with us right away.