Subtle changes in your ability to hear sounds can be difficult to detect because of how slowly hearing loss usually progresses. Although children are frequently tested, most adults don’t even consider scheduling a hearing test like they would their vision. You wouldn’t dismiss a decline in your vision, so why wouldn’t you keep an eye on the health of your hearing?
Here are 6 reasons to get your hearing tested regularly:
- Spotting the Signs: Potential hearing problems can be exposed by day-to-day situations. 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 conversations difficult? It’s time for you to get your hearing tested if you replied yes to the majority of these questions.
- Following Guidelines: Until you turn 50, you should have a hearing test every 10 years and every 3 years after that, as recommended by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- Family History Matters: If other members of your family have hearing issues, this is an excellent reason to schedule a hearing test with us.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing examinations provide a reference point for future hearing assessment comparisons, permitting you to monitor changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Routine hearing tests can identify problems early on, such as earwax accumulation or noise-related hearing loss, allowing for quick treatment and avoiding further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Inherent medical disorders, like kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can on occasion be indicated by hearing loss. Treating these conditions may improve your hearing.
Untreated hearing loss can have far-reaching 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 engage in conversations, are all examples of how hearing aids can improve your general 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.
Safeguard your hearing and keep enjoying the sounds of your life by scheduling a hearing assessment with us right away.