4 Reasons to Get Your Hearing Screened Regularly

An audiologists Otoscope placed on an Audiogram following a hearing test

Why is getting routine hearing assessments essential? That’s because your overall health can be substantially impacted by hearing loss. Having your hearing assessed regularly can help you identify hearing loss early, get care faster, and, improve your health, well-being, and quality of life.

Getting a hearing test – who should do it?

A loss in hearing capability can generate effects that can greatly hamper your health and wellness. Social isolation, for instance, can be a consequence of neglected hearing loss. Even while doing tasks such as going to the supermarket, people with hearing loss will often avoid reaching out to friends and family because they have a hard time making out conversations. It might not be shocking that this kind of social isolation can result in mental health issues, but it might come as a surprise to learn that it can be detrimental to your physical health too.

Other health concerns can come from untreated hearing loss also. Numerous chronic conditions, including depression and cognitive decline, have been associated with untreated hearing loss. Comorbidities, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease have also been linked to hearing loss.

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

Four reasons to monitor your hearing

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

1. Establishing a baseline for your hearing is important

Why would you want to get your hearing checked if it seems healthy? Well, getting a hearing exam early is a good idea for several reasons. Your present level of hearing can be established by a hearing exam and that’s probably the most important thing. If your hearing changes in the future, this will make it easier to identify. Early symptoms of hearing loss frequently go undetected because hearing loss often develops slowly over time.

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

2. Diagnose and treat problems earlier

Hearing loss is normally a progressive condition, meaning it often gets worse over time. You’ll have a better prognosis, as a result, if you catch your hearing loss early. This is because you’re able to treat the condition at the earliest possible juncture.

When you get treatment early it will mean doing things like using ear protection or possibly wearing hearing aids. Treatment can help you avoid many of the associated 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. Regular hearing exams can enable early detection and your treatment plan can be modified as needed.

4. You can avoid additional damage to your ears

Most hearing loss is caused by damage, the kind of damage that happens slowly and over time. Your hearing specialist is a considerable resource and visiting us regularly will help you identify any hearing loss as early as possible. We can provide you with information, treatments, and best practices that can help keep your ears as healthy as possible.

For example, we can help you identify ways to protect your ears from day-to-day damage or develop strategies designed to help you keep sounds around you quieter.

How frequently should I get my hearing assessed?

Generally speaking, it’s recommended that adults undergo a hearing test sometime in their 20s or 30s, on the earlier side. Unless we recommend more frequent visits or if you notice any hearing issues, at least every ten years will be the advised interval for hearing exams.

What should I expect my hearing test to be like? Hearing tests are usually entirely non-invasive. Usually, you simply listen for some tones in a special set of headphones.

We will be able to help you get the treatment you require, whether you need a pair of hearing aids or you simply need to safeguard your ears. And a hearing exam can help you determine when the best time to get your care may be.

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.

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