You regularly schedule your dentist and doctor appointments, but when was the last time you had a hearing test? Depending on your age, you may need to regularly consult an audiologist or hearing specialist to monitor your hearing.
Don’t let hearing loss sneak up on you and know when it’s time to visit an audiologist.
When Should You Go?
Age usually determines when and how often you visit an audiologist. Typically, people under 50 need to get their hearing checked once every three to 10 years. People over 50 should get annual hearing tests as the years of hearing damage will begin to accelerate as you get older.
You should visit the audiologist more frequently if you notice hearing loss symptoms like:
- Sounds becoming muffled or feeling like you have water in your ears
- Trouble hearing consonant sounds
- Turning up the volume on your TV or radio
- Frequently asking people to repeat themselves or speak louder
- Difficulty hearing conversations over the phone or in noisy environments
Benefits Of Regular Hearing Tests
Regardless if you’re experiencing hearing loss symptoms or not, getting a regular hearing test will set a baseline that your audiologist can reference in the future. A baseline will make diagnosing any deviations easier down the road.
Audiologists and hearing specialists can identify early hearing loss symptoms you may not know you had and can catch hearing problems before they become serious. You will also be able to create a plan to improve your hearing ability.
If you’re still not convinced, consider the following:
- Hearing tests remove uncertainties regarding your hearing and overall health.
- You won’t have to worry about struggling to hold conversations and will improve your social relationships.
- You can change behaviors that damage your hearing and get proactive about protecting your ears.
Hearing Associates is committed to giving you the best hearing experience possible. Schedule your next hearing test so you can get the information you need to live a healthy lifestyle. Call us at 888.760.2032 or contact us online.