Subtle changes in your ability to hear sounds can be hard to notice because of how slowly hearing loss normally progresses. Even though children are frequently tested, the majority of adults don’t even think about scheduling a hearing exam like they would their vision. So why should your hearing be any less critical than your eyesight?
It’s worthwhile to have regular hearing tests, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Potential hearing problems can be revealed by day-to-day situations. Do you regularly need people to repeat themselves? Do you have a difficult time hearing in loud environments? Are you continually cranking up the volume on your TV? 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 recommends hearing screenings every 10 years until age 50, and every three years thereafter.
- Family History Matters: If other members of your family have hearing loss, this is an excellent reason to schedule a hearing exam with us.
- Establishing a Baseline: We will utilize baselines, which will provide a frame of reference for further comparison to monitor changes to your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Issues, like earwax buildup, or noise-induced hearing loss, can be detected early on by regular hearing tests, preventing further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can sometimes point to root medical disorders such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. If you do have one of these disorders, treating it may help your hearing.
Your physical safety, emotional well-being, and social life are some of the extensive consequences of untreated hearing loss. Hearing aids can substantially improve your hearing and total quality of life, allowing you to fully engage in conversations, enjoy social gatherings, and stay 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.
Protect your hearing and keep enjoying the sounds of your life by making an appointment for a hearing assessment with us today.