Hearing loss is typically a slow process, making it easy to overlook the subtle changes in your ability to perceive sounds. Although children are frequently tested, the majority of adults don’t even consider scheduling a hearing exam like they would their vision. So why should your hearing be any less relevant than your vision?
It’s important to have regular hearing exams, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Everyday situations can expose potential hearing issues. Do you frequently need people to repeat themselves? Do you have a difficult time hearing in noisy environments? Are you constantly turning up the volume on your TV? If you said “yes” to most of these questions, it’s time for a hearing examination.
- Following Guidelines: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association recommends hearing screenings every decade until age 50, and every three years after that.
- Family History Matters: If other family members have hearing issues, this is a good reason to schedule a hearing exam with us.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing tests give a reference point for future hearing examination comparisons, enabling you to track changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Routine hearing tests can discover issues early on, such as earwax accumulation or noise-related hearing loss, allowing for prompt treatment and preventing further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can sometimes signal underlying medical disorders such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. If you do have one of these disorders, treating it may help your hearing.
Neglected hearing loss can have extensive consequences, impacting your social life, emotional well-being, and even physical safety. Hearing aids can substantially improve your hearing and general quality of life, letting you fully participate in conversations, enjoy social gatherings, and stay 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.
Protect your hearing and keep enjoying the sounds of your life by scheduling a hearing exam with us right away.