Hearing loss is often a slow process, making it easy to ignore the subtle changes in your ability to perceive sounds. Unlike children, who get regular hearing tests in school, adults hardly ever even consider scheduling an appointment. So why should your hearing be any less relevant than your eyesight?
It’s essential to have routine hearing exams, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Day-to-day situations can expose potential hearing issues. Do you regularly need people to repeat what they said? Do you have a difficult time hearing in loud settings? Are you constantly turning the volume on your TV up? It’s time for you to get your hearing tested if you said yes to the majority of these questions.
- Following Guidelines: Until you turn 50, you should get a hearing test every 10 years and every 3 years after that, as recommended by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- Family History Matters: If other members of your family have hearing issues, this is an ideal reason to schedule a hearing test with us.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing tests provide a frame of reference 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-induced hearing loss, can be identified early on by regular hearing tests, preventing further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Inherent medical conditions, including kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can in some cases be indicated by hearing loss. Treating these conditions could improve your hearing.
Neglected hearing loss can have far-reaching consequences, impacting your social life, emotional well-being, and even physical safety. Remaining alert to important sounds of your environment, enjoying social situations, and being able to fully participate in conversations, are all examples of how hearing aids can enhance your total 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 scheduling a hearing assessment with us today.