An audiologists Otoscope placed on an Audiogram following a hearing test

Why is having routine hearing assessments significant? Well, the truth is that hearing loss can have significant and long-term impacts on your general health. Your quality of life will be improved, your health will be enhanced, and you will get the right treatment faster if you get evaluated regularly.

Who should get a hearing test?

A loss in hearing ability can produce effects that can significantly impede your health and well-being. Social isolation, for instance, can be a consequence of neglected hearing loss. Discussions with family and friends can become more challenging, and individuals with hearing loss may be less likely to reach out to other people, even during routine activities like grocery shopping or going to work. This type of social isolation can be harmful to your mental health and, perhaps somewhat surprisingly, your physical wellness.

Other health issues can be the result of neglected hearing loss also. For example, untreated hearing loss has been associated with many chronic conditions, including cognitive decline and depression. Comorbidities, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease have also been associated with hearing loss.

So scheduling a routine hearing assessment will be a good strategy for pretty much everybody.

You should get your hearing checked for these four reasons

Getting your hearing checked can be helpful to your general health for four distinct reasons.

1. Establishing a baseline for your hearing is significant

Why would you want to have your hearing checked if it seems healthy? Well, there are a number of good reasons to take a hearing exam early. The most important is that a hearing test will give us a precise picture of your present hearing health. If your hearing changes in the future, this will make it simpler to detect. This is particularly true because hearing loss tends to advance slowly, the first symptoms aren’t always apparent.

Before you notice any symptoms, a hearing test will help detect hearing loss in its early stages.

2. Early diagnosis and treatment is important

Hearing loss is usually a progressive condition, meaning it tends to get worse over time. You’ll have a better prognosis, as a result, if you recognize your hearing loss early. If you treat the condition as early as you can, you will have more positive outcomes.

When you get treatment early it will mean doing things like using ear protection or possibly wearing hearing aids. Treatment can help prevent many of the related issues listed above, including cognitive decline, depression, and social isolation.

3. Future changes will be easier to measure

Even if you are diagnosed with hearing loss, that doesn’t mean your hearing will remain static for the rest of your life. Routine hearing exams can help you detect changes as you go along, and make changes to your treatment plan as needed.

4. Further damage can be avoided

Hearing loss that progresses gradually over time is usually caused by damage. Seeing us regularly to get your hearing checked helps you detect that damage as early as possible, and it also gives you access to a considerable resource: your hearing specialist. We can help you keep your ears as healthy as possible by providing you with treatments, best practices, and information.

We can help you figure out ways to keep sounds around you quieter and also help you protect your ears from day-to-day damage.

How frequently should I get my hearing assessed?

On the earlier side, adults should put off no longer than their early twenties to start routine hearing exams. Unless we recommend more frequent visits or if you detect any hearing problems, at least every ten years will be the advised interval for hearing exams.

But perhaps you’re thinking: what should I expect at my hearing test? Generally, they’re totally non-invasive procedures. Often, all you do is put on special headphones and listen for a specific sound.

Whether you require some hearing protection or a new set of hearing aids, we will be able to help you with the best hearing care. And we can help you determine what your hearing test schedule should be.

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