Hearing loss is usually a gradual process, making it easy to ignore the subtle changes in your ability to perceive sounds. Although children are frequently tested, most adults don’t even think about scheduling a hearing test like they would their vision. You wouldn’t dismiss a decline in your eyesight, so why wouldn’t you monitor your hearing health?
It’s worthwhile to have regular hearing tests, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Potential hearing issues can be exposed by everyday situations. Ask yourself these questions: Do I frequently ask people to repeat themselves? Do I need to turn up the TV volume? Do noisy environments make discussions difficult? If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, it’s time for a hearing assessment.
- Following Guidelines: Until you turn 50, you should have a hearing test every decade 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: We will utilize baselines, which will give a frame of reference for further comparison to monitor changes to your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Issues, such as earwax accumulation, or noise-related hearing loss, can be recognized early on by regular hearing exams, preventing further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can in some cases signal root medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. Treating these conditions might improve your hearing.
Untreated hearing loss can have extensive consequences, affecting 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, your grandchildren’s laughter, or an important work meeting.
Protect your hearing and keep enjoying the sounds of your life by making an appointment for a hearing assessment with us today.