Hearing loss is usually a slow process, making it easy to disregard the subtle changes in your ability to hear sounds. Even though children are frequently tested, most adults don’t even consider scheduling a hearing exam like they would their vision. So why should your hearing be any less relevant than your vision?
It’s worthwhile to have regular hearing tests, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Potential hearing problems can be exposed by everyday situations. Do you regularly need people to repeat what they said? Do you have a hard time hearing in loud settings? Are you constantly cranking the volume on your TV up? If you answered “yes” to the majority of these questions, it’s time for a hearing test.
- Following Guidelines: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association suggests hearing screenings every decade until age 50, and every three years after that.
- Family History Matters: If other family members have hearing problems, this is a good reason to schedule a hearing exam with us.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing examinations provide a frame of reference for future hearing assessment comparisons, enabling you to monitor changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Routine hearing tests can identify problems early on, like earwax buildup or noise-induced hearing loss, allowing for prompt intervention and preventing further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Root medical disorders, including kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can sometimes be indicated by hearing loss. If you do have one of these disorders, managing it may help your hearing.
Neglected hearing loss can have far-reaching consequences, affecting your social life, emotional well-being, and even physical safety. Hearing aids can significantly improve your hearing and overall quality of life, letting you fully participate in conversations, enjoy social gatherings, and remain alert to important sounds in your environment.
Don’t miss out on important work meetings, your grandchildren’s laughter, or a loved one’s voice.
Make an appointment for a hearing test with us right away to safeguard your hearing health and rediscover the sounds that enrich your life.