Hearing loss is usually a gradual process, making it easy to overlook the subtle changes in your ability to perceive sounds. Unlike children, who get regular hearing tests in school, adults rarely even think of scheduling an appointment. So why should your hearing be any less critical than your vision?
It’s worthwhile to get routine hearing tests, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Everyday situations can expose potential hearing issues. Ask yourself these questions: Do I frequently ask people to repeat themselves? Do I need to crank up the TV volume? Do noisy settings make interactions hard? It’s time for you to get your hearing tested if you said 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: It’s even more worthwhile to call us for an appointment if hearing impairment runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing examinations give a reference point for future hearing assessment comparisons, enabling you to track changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Routine hearing tests can detect issues early on, such as earwax accumulation or noise-induced hearing loss, allowing for fast treatment and avoiding additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can sometimes signal inherent medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. Addressing these conditions may improve your hearing.
Your physical safety, emotional well-being, and social life are some of the far-reaching consequences of neglected hearing loss. Staying alert to significant 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 scheduling a hearing assessment with us today.