Why You Should Get An Annual Hearing Check

Are you getting your hearing checked every year? These are the top reasons you should!

# 1 Reason: Hearing Loss is Often Gradual

By the time most people notice their hearing loss on their own, the extent of that loss is already quite advanced.  The same justification applies to getting annual hearing tests. You need to monitor your hearing health and be alerted to any changes that might occur. Even if you haven’t noticed any signs of hearing loss thus far, it’s still important to get your hearing tested once a year. By checking annually, if you start to lose some of your hearing ability, you’ll be able to address it so that it won't negatively affect your life.

There are plenty of other reasons as well:

  • It’s Easy & Painless: In most cases, hearing testing takes less than 60 minutes and is completely painless, so there’s nothing to lose and peace of mind to gain.
  • Your Hearing Factors Into Your Health: Hearing loss can be a sign of other health problems, not just hearing problems, these include hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes. If left untreated, it can increase your chances of developing dementia, depression, and social isolation.  Consider these statistics: 12.5% of American children between the ages of 6 and 19 have had their hearing permanently damaged from overexposure to loud noise.   14% of American adults between the ages of 45 and 64 have some type of hearing loss.  30-40% American adults over the age of 65 have some type of hearing loss. 50% of American adults over the age of 75 have some type of hearing loss
  • Hearing Testing & Brain Power: People with untreated hearing loss have been shown to lose 30% to 40% of their ability to think and solve problems efficiently.  

Prevention Is Key!  Hearing loss is treatable if caught early. You get your teeth cleaned and examined twice a year, and your eyes checked once a year, so be proactive with your ears too!