Hearing loss is usually a gradual process, making it easy to disregard the subtle changes in your ability to perceive sounds. Unlike children, who get regular hearing tests in school, adults rarely even consider scheduling an appointment. So why would your hearing be any less critical than your eyesight?
Here are 6 reasons to have your hearing tested on a regular basis:
- Spotting the Signs: Day-to-day situations can reveal potential hearing problems. Ask yourself these questions: Do I constantly ask people what they said? Do I need to turn up the TV volume? Do noisy settings make interactions hard? It’s time for you to get a hearing test if you replied yes to the majority of these questions.
- Following Guidelines: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association advises hearing screenings every 10 years until age 50, and every three years after that.
- Family History Matters: It’s even more important to call us for an appointment if hearing loss runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing assessments provide a frame of reference for future hearing examination comparisons, allowing you to monitor changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Routine hearing exams can identify problems early on, such as earwax buildup or noise-related hearing loss, allowing for prompt intervention and preventing additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can in some cases signal underlying medical disorders like diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. If you do have one of these conditions, treating it might help your hearing.
Untreated hearing loss can have extensive consequences, impacting your social life, emotional well-being, and even physical safety. Hearing aids can significantly improve your hearing and general quality of life, permitting you to fully take part in conversations, enjoy social gatherings, and remain alert to important sounds in your environment.
Don’t miss out on the sound of a loved one’s voice, your grandchildren’s laughter, or an important work meeting.
Schedule a hearing test with us today to protect your hearing health and rediscover the sounds that enrich your life.