Subtle changes in your ability to hear sounds can be difficult to recognize because of how gradually hearing loss typically progresses. Unlike children, who get regular hearing tests in school, adults rarely even consider scheduling an appointment. You wouldn’t neglect a decline in your vision, so why wouldn’t you keep track of your hearing health?
Here are 6 reasons to get your hearing tested regularly:
- Spotting the Signs: Everyday situations can expose potential hearing problems. Do you regularly need people to repeat themselves? Do you have a hard time hearing in noisy settings? Are you frequently cranking the volume on your TV up? It’s time for you to get a hearing test if you said yes to most of these questions.
- Following Guidelines: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association advises hearing screenings every 10 years until age 50, and every three years thereafter.
- Family History Matters: It’s even more worthwhile to call us for an appointment if hearing loss runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing tests give a frame of reference for future hearing examination comparisons, enabling you to track changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Issues, such as earwax accumulation, or noise-induced hearing loss, can be detected early on by routine hearing tests, preventing further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Root medical disorders, like kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can sometimes be indicated by hearing loss. Addressing these conditions may improve your hearing.
Neglected hearing loss can have extensive consequences, affecting your social life, emotional well-being, and even physical safety. Hearing aids can substantially improve your hearing and overall quality of life, permitting you to fully participate in conversations, enjoy social gatherings, and remain alert to important sounds in your environment.
Don’t miss out on the sound of a loved one’s voice, the laughter of a grandchild, or an important work meeting.
Make an appointment for a hearing assessment with us today to safeguard your hearing health and rediscover the sounds that enhance your life.