Routine Hearing Exams are Essential: Stay Tuned in to Life’s Sounds

Happy mature woman who no longer suffers from hearing loss, serving food to her family during Thanksgiving meal at dining table.

Hearing loss is usually a slow process, making it easy to ignore the subtle changes in your ability to perceive sounds. Unlike children, who get routine hearing tests in school, adults hardly ever even consider scheduling an appointment. You wouldn’t disregard a decline in your vision, so why wouldn’t you keep track of the health of your hearing?

It’s essential 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 constantly ask people to repeat themselves? Do I need to turn up the volume on the TV? Do noisy settings make discussions challenging? It’s time for you to get your hearing tested if you answered yes to the majority of these questions.
  • Following Guidelines: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association recommends hearing screenings every 10 years until age 50, and every three years thereafter.
  • Family History Matters: If other family members have hearing issues, this is an ideal reason to schedule a hearing test with us.
  • Establishing a Baseline: We will use baselines, which will provide a reference frame for further comparison to monitor changes to your hearing over time.
  • Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Routine hearing exams can identify issues early on, like earwax accumulation or noise-related hearing loss, allowing for quick intervention and preventing additional damage.
  • Diagnose Medical Conditions: Inherent medical conditions, like kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure can on occasion be indicated by hearing loss. If you do have one of these disorders, treating it might help your hearing.

Getting answers

Your physical safety, emotional well-being, and social life are some of the extensive consequences of untreated hearing loss. Hearing aids can substantially improve your hearing and total quality of life, letting you fully engage in conversations, enjoy social gatherings, and remain alert to important sounds in your environment.

Don’t miss out on important work meetings, your grandchildren’s laughter, or a loved one’s voice.

Safeguard your hearing and keep enjoying the sounds of your life by making an appointment for a hearing test with us right away.

The site information is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. To receive personalized advice or treatment, schedule an appointment.