Subtle changes in your hearing can be hard to detect because of how gradually hearing loss normally progresses. Although children are frequently tested, the majority of adults don’t even think about scheduling a hearing test like they would their vision. You wouldn’t ignore a decline in your eyesight, so why wouldn’t you keep track of the health of your hearing?
Here are 6 reasons to get your hearing tested on a regular basis:
- Spotting the Signs: Day-to-day situations can expose potential hearing issues. Ask yourself these questions: Do I constantly ask people what they said? Do I need to turn up the TV volume? Do noisy environments make discussions difficult? It’s time for you to get your hearing tested if you answered 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 after that.
- Family History Matters: It’s even more worthwhile to call us for an appointment if hearing loss runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: We will use baselines, which will provide a frame of reference for further comparison to track changes to your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Routine hearing tests can detect issues early on, like earwax buildup or noise-induced hearing loss, allowing for fast treatment and preventing additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Underlying medical conditions, like kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can in some cases be revealed by hearing loss. Treating these conditions could improve your hearing.
Neglected hearing loss can have extensive consequences, affecting your social life, emotional well-being, and even physical safety. Staying alert to important 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 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.
Make an appointment for a hearing test with us today to protect your hearing health and rediscover the sounds that enrich your life.