Subtle changes in your ability to hear sounds can be difficult to notice because of how gradually hearing loss usually progresses. Unlike children, who get routine hearing tests in school, adults seldom even consider scheduling an appointment. You wouldn’t neglect a decline in your vision, so why wouldn’t you track the health of your hearing?
Here are 6 reasons to have your hearing examined regularly:
- Spotting the Signs: Potential hearing problems can be revealed by day-to-day situations. Ask yourself these questions: Do I constantly ask people what they said? Do I need to turn up the volume on the TV? Do noisy environments make interactions challenging? If you said “yes” to most of these questions, it’s time for a hearing assessment.
- Following Guidelines: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association advises hearing screenings every 10 years until age 50, and every three years after that.
- Family History Matters: It’s even more important to call us for an appointment if hearing loss runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: We will utilize baselines, which will provide a frame of reference for further comparison to monitor changes to your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Problems, like earwax buildup, or noise-related hearing loss, can be recognized early on by routine hearing tests, avoiding further damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can on occasion point to root medical disorders like diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. Treating these conditions may improve your hearing.
Neglected hearing loss can have extensive consequences, impacting 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 participate in conversations, are all examples of how hearing aids can enhance your overall 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.
Protect your hearing and keep enjoying the sounds of your life by scheduling a hearing examination with us right away.
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