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 routine hearing tests in school, adults rarely even consider scheduling an appointment. So why should your hearing be any less important than your eyesight?
It’s worthwhile to get routine hearing exams, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Potential hearing problems can be exposed by day-to-day situations. Do you frequently need people to repeat what they said? Do you have a difficult time hearing in noisy environments? Are you frequently turning up the volume on your TV? If you answered “yes” to the majority of these questions, it’s time for a hearing exam.
- Following Guidelines: Until you turn 50, you should have a hearing exam every 10 years and every 3 years after that, as recommended by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- Family History Matters: If other family members have hearing issues, this is an excellent reason to schedule a hearing exam with us.
- Establishing a Baseline: We will use baselines, which will supply a frame of reference for further comparison to track changes to your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Regular hearing exams can identify issues early on, like earwax buildup or noise-induced hearing loss, allowing for prompt treatment and avoiding additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can on occasion signal inherent medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. If you do have one of these conditions, managing it may help your hearing.
Untreated hearing loss can have extensive consequences, impacting your social life, emotional well-being, and even physical safety. Remaining alert to significant sounds of your environment, enjoying social situations, and being able to fully engage 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, the laughter of a grandchild, or an important work meeting.
Protect your hearing and keep enjoying the sounds of your life by scheduling a hearing examination with us today.