Hearing loss is usually a slow process, making it easy to ignore the subtle changes in your ability to hear sounds. Unlike children, who get routine hearing tests in school, adults seldom even think of scheduling an appointment. So why would your hearing be any less critical than your vision?
Here are 6 reasons to get 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 volume on the TV? Do noisy settings make interactions difficult? It’s time for you to get your hearing tested if you replied yes to most of these questions.
- Following Guidelines: Until you turn 50, you should get a hearing test every decade and every 3 years after that, as recommended by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- Family History Matters: If other family members have hearing problems, this is an ideal reason to schedule a hearing exam with us.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing examinations give a frame of reference for future hearing assessment comparisons, permitting you to monitor changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Regular hearing tests can identify problems early on, like earwax accumulation or noise-induced hearing loss, allowing for prompt intervention and preventing further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can sometimes signal underlying medical disorders like diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. If you do have one of these conditions, managing it may help your hearing.
Your physical safety, emotional well-being, and social life are some of the far-reaching consequences of untreated hearing loss. Staying alert to significant sounds of your environment, enjoying social situations, and being able to fully take part in conversations, are all examples of how hearing aids can enhance your overall quality of life.
Don’t miss out on important work meetings, your grandchildren’s laughter, or the voice of a loved one.
Protect your hearing and keep enjoying the sounds of your life by scheduling a hearing assessment with us right away.