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Why is getting routine hearing assessments important? Well, the fact is that hearing loss can have significant and long-term effects on your overall health. Your quality of life will be improved, your health will be enhanced, and you will get the right treatment quicker if you get tested regularly.

Who should get a hearing exam?

Your health and well-being can be seriously impacted by untreated hearing loss. Social isolation, for example, can be a result of neglected hearing loss. Even while doing tasks like going to the supermarket, people who suffer from hearing loss will tend to avoid reaching out to family and friends because they have a hard time understanding conversations. This kind of social isolation can be harmful to your mental health and, possibly somewhat surprisingly, your physical wellness.

Other health problems can be the result of neglected hearing loss also. For instance, untreated hearing loss has been associated with many chronic conditions, including dementia and depression. Comorbidities, including high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease have also been associated with hearing loss.

As a result, it’s generally a good plan for just about anybody to schedule a routine hearing test.

You should get your hearing tested for these four reasons

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

1. Setting a baseline for your hearing is significant

It might seem silly to take a hearing test while your hearing is still healthy, right? Well, getting a hearing test early is a good idea for a number of reasons. The most important is that a hearing test will give us a precise picture of your present hearing health. This will make it far easier to diagnose any changes in the future. This is particularly true because hearing loss tends to develop gradually, the first symptoms aren’t always noticeable.

Getting a baseline hearing exam will help identify problems well before you notice them.

2. Diagnose and treat issues earlier

Hearing loss usually progresses slowly over time. As a result, detecting hearing loss early frequently means a better prognosis. If you treat the condition as early as possible, you will have more positive outcomes.

When you get treatment early it will mean doing things like using ear protection or potentially wearing hearing aids. Treatment can help prevent many of the associated problems listed above, including dementia, depression, and social isolation.

3. It’s easier to evaluate future changes

Your hearing loss will keep progressing even after you get diagnosed. Regular hearing assessments can help you detect changes as you go along, and make changes to your treatment plan as needed.

4. You can avoid additional damage to your ears

The majority of hearing loss is caused by damage, the kind of damage that happens gradually and over time. Seeing us regularly to get your hearing checked helps you identify that damage as early as possible, and it also gives you access to a significant resource: your hearing specialist. We can help you keep your hearing as healthy as possible by providing you with treatments, best practices, and information.

We can help you determine ways to keep sounds around you quieter and also help you safeguard your ears from day-to-day damage.

What should my hearing exam routine look like?

Generally speaking, it’s suggested that adults undergo a hearing exam sometime in their 20s or 30s, on the earlier side. 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 tests.

What should I expect my hearing test to be like? Hearing exams are usually totally non-invasive. Often, all you do is put on special headphones and listen for a specific sound.

We will be able to help you get the care you require, whether you need a set of hearing aids or you simply need to safeguard your ears. And we can help you figure out what your hearing test schedule should be.

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