Subtle changes in your hearing can be difficult to notice because of how slowly hearing loss typically advances. Unlike children, who get routine hearing tests in school, adults hardly ever even think of scheduling an appointment. So why would your hearing be any less important than your vision?
It’s essential to get regular hearing exams, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Potential hearing problems can be revealed by everyday situations. Do you regularly need people to repeat themselves? Do you have a difficult time hearing in loud settings? Are you continually turning up the volume on your TV? If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, it’s time for a hearing test.
- 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: It’s even more crucial to call us for an appointment if hearing loss runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: We will utilize baselines, which will give a reference frame for further comparison to track changes to your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Regular hearing exams can discover issues early on, like earwax buildup or noise-induced hearing loss, allowing for prompt intervention and avoiding additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can in some cases signal underlying medical disorders such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. If you do have one of these conditions, treating it may 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 total quality of life, allowing you to fully take part in conversations, enjoy social gatherings, and remain alert to important sounds in your environment.
Don’t miss out on important work meetings, the laughter of your grandchildren, or a loved one’s voice.
Make an appointment for a hearing exam with us right away to protect your hearing health and rediscover the sounds that enhance your life.