Hearing loss is typically a gradual process, making it easy to overlook the subtle changes in your ability to perceive sounds. Unlike children, who get routine hearing tests in school, adults hardly ever even think of scheduling an appointment. So why should your hearing be any less important than your eyesight?
It’s important to have routine hearing tests, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Day-to-day situations can expose potential hearing problems. Ask yourself these questions: Do I frequently ask people to repeat themselves? Do I need to crank up the TV volume? Do noisy environments make interactions challenging? It’s time for you to get your hearing tested if you replied yes to most of these questions.
- Following Guidelines: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association advises hearing screenings every decade 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 reference frame for further comparison to track changes to your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Routine hearing tests can identify problems early on, like earwax buildup or noise-related hearing loss, allowing for quick intervention and preventing further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Underlying medical conditions, including kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can in some cases be revealed by hearing loss. If you do have one of these disorders, treating it might help your hearing.
Your physical safety, emotional well-being, and social life are some of the far-reaching consequences of neglected hearing loss. Remaining alert to significant sounds of your environment, enjoying social situations, and being able to fully participate 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 right away to protect your hearing health and rediscover the sounds that enhance your life.