Subtle changes in your ability to hear sounds can be difficult to notice because of how slowly hearing loss normally progresses. Even though 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: Potential hearing issues can be exposed by day-to-day situations. Do you regularly need people to repeat themselves? Do you have a hard time hearing in noisy environments? Are you continually cranking the volume on your TV up? It’s time for you to get a hearing test if you answered yes to most of these questions.
- Following Guidelines: Until you turn 50, you should get a hearing exam every 10 years and every 3 years after that, as recommended by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- Family History Matters: It’s even more worthwhile to call us for an appointment if hearing impairment runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing tests provide a reference point for future hearing examination comparisons, enabling you to monitor changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Routine hearing exams can detect issues early on, such as earwax buildup or noise-induced hearing loss, allowing for fast intervention and avoiding further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can on occasion signal root medical disorders such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. 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 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 general quality of life.
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 protect your hearing health and rediscover the sounds that enrich your life.