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Man getting a hearing test and annual hearing check up to make sure his hearing aids work.

You continue to go to the eye doctor every year if you wear glasses, right? Because your eyes can change as time passes. The fact is, nothing in your body is static, your eyes aren’t and, the reality is, neither are your ears. That’s the reason why, just like you do with your eyes, it’s important to keep having your ears checked even after you’ve invested in a pair of hearing aids.

Unfortunately, many people miss those regular checkups. It’s easy to forget to go in to consult with your hearing professional because you’ve been busy enjoying your life. Or perhaps your job has been stressful lately. You might even be so satisfied with your hearing aids that you simply didn’t feel you need to make another appointment. That seems like it should be a positive thing, right?

In the long run, for people suffering from hearing impairment, it is even more important to have even one follow-up consultation. Yet lots of people disregard regular care. According to one survey, only 33% of seniors with hearing aids also used regular hearing services.

Why Do You Need Examinations Once You Have Hearing Aids?

Your hearing is not static. Over time it changes. It’s significant to adjust the hearing aids to counter those changes. Occasional testing helps monitor any variations in hearing and catch problems early.

And that isn’t even the only reason why it might be a smart idea to show up for routine checkups with a hearing professional once you start wearing your hearing aids. Here are various reasons why you need to make it to your hearing examinations:

  • Hearing degeneration: Even if you use a hearing aid, your hearing may continue to deteriorate. If this deterioration is happening over a long period of time, you likely won’t realize it’s occurring without the assistance of a hearing evaluating. Appropriate alterations to your hearing aids can often slow hearing declines.
  • Calibrating Hearing Aids: There may be need for yearly adjustment of your hearing aids because of small changes in your hearing in spite of the consistency of your general hearing. Without this calibration, your hearing aids could gradually become less and less effective.
  • Your fit may change: Because your ears are constantly changing, it’s altogether plausible that how your hearing aids fit around and in your ears will shift. Regular checkups can help assure that your hearing aids continue to fit how they’re made to.
  • Along with tracking changes in your hearing, it’s important to occasionally have a professional cleaning. We can help make sure your hearing aid is operating the way it should, clean all the little components and keep it in peak condition.

    If You Don’t Follow up With Regular Examinations There is a Consequence

    If you get frustrated with your hearing aids, say because they aren’t working the way you thought they would, you might simply stop wearing them and that wouldn’t be good. Hearing aids make your overall health better and also, needless to say, makes your hearing stronger. You might not recognize it right away, but your hearing might decline faster if you stop wearing your hearing aids. Neglected hearing loss has been connected to countless health issues such as cognitive decline and a greater risk of accidents.

    When it comes to having your hearing aids working at an ideal level, normal check ups are your best choice. In order to make sure your hearing aids are functioning properly be you need to have annual hearing exams. So now it’s time to schedule your hearing appointment.

    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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