Having trouble hearing? It’s probably time for a hearing test. No matter what your age is, a hearing test is important for everyone to go through. It’s one of the sense we sort of take for granted, yet it’s on the same level as eyesight (which garners much more attention). Your hearing is precious, and it should be treated as such. If you’ve never received a hearing exam, now is the time to get your first one.
Why Should You Get A Hearing Test?
Even if it doesn’t feel like your hearing is evaporating, it’s still a good idea to go and get your it checked. The biggest reason for this is, not only for your own health, but also because it doesn’t take much time at all. Hearing tests generally take less than an hour, if that. When this test goes through, it has the potential to pick up on other health issues that may have previously been unknown. Whether it’s diabetes or any other type of condition, it can have an impact on your hearing. This test will establish a concrete baseline for your hearing, and where you’re currently at. In the case of elderly folks, a hearing exam can defend against rapid loss. Once it’s learned that your ability to hear is decreasing, a hearing aid will be instituted to keep you healthy. Finally, hearing loss actually has a direct impact on your earning potential. With hearing aids, you can keep your potential intact.
What Results After The Test?
The first thing to realize is that you’ll feel better. Not only in a physical sense, but emotionally too. The next step is to treat the issues that were found. If you can’t hear basic sounds, that’s a healthy and safety issue. Hearing loss can impact your emotional state, and in some cases it leads to depression. The audiologist will guide you with the best direction and steps to take.
Contact Bay Area Audiology
If you are concerned about hearing loss or seeking hearing evaluations, tinnitus evaluations, or hearing aid assistance, our doctors are ready to help. We are passionate about helping all of our patients improve their quality of life through better hearing. We also believe that patient education is critical, so you won’t be lead through endless sales pitches at our office. If you are interested in hearing how we can help you hear even better, contact us at (410) 838-4327 or online. For more hearing tips and articles, follow Bay Area Audiology on Facebook, Twitter,Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
Don’t hesitate–we can help.