Hearing loss is typically a slow process, making it easy to ignore the subtle changes in your ability to perceive sounds. Even though children are regularly tested, most adults don’t even consider scheduling a hearing exam like they would their vision. So why would your hearing be any less important than your eyesight?
It’s essential to have regular hearing exams, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Day-to-day situations can reveal potential hearing problems. Ask yourself these questions: Do I frequently ask people what they said? Do I need to turn up the volume on the TV? Do noisy environments make discussions hard? 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 decade and every 3 years after that, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- Family History Matters: If other family members have hearing issues, this is an ideal reason to schedule a hearing exam with us.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing assessments provide a reference point for future hearing examination comparisons, allowing you to monitor 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 regular hearing tests, avoiding additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Inherent medical conditions, like kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can sometimes be indicated by hearing loss. If you do have one of these conditions, managing it may help your hearing.
Your physical safety, emotional well-being, and social life are some of the extensive consequences of untreated hearing loss. Staying alert to important sounds of your environment, enjoying social situations, and being able to fully engage in conversations, are all examples of how hearing aids can better your overall quality of life.
Don’t miss out on important work meetings, the laughter of your grandchildren, or the voice of a loved one.
Protect your hearing and keep enjoying the sounds of your life by making an appointment for a hearing exam with us today.