Why should I see an Audiologist if I already know that I have a hearing loss?

Mar 13, 2024

We all lose hearing as we age. You may suspect that you have a loss of hearing when listening in noisy places becomes difficult. It may bother your family and friends more than it bothers you. You’ve figured out ways to compensate.

Did you know that there are direct relationships between your hearing and your health history? It’s important to understand the impact that certain medications, disease states, or family history can have on your hearing abilities.

When you seek care, a thorough case history is important. Some questions may seem irrelevant, but your health history, supplements, medications, and lifestyle choices can impact treatment decisions.

Ear wax that is left to build up can be the culprit. When the ear is clogged with wax, hearing can be affected. Imagine after a simple procedure to clean the ear, your hearing has improved. Sometimes, it’s just that easy!

A hearing evaluation will pinpoint the cause of your hearing concerns. In some cases, a loss of hearing can be corrected by medication or surgery. A proper evaluation is the only way to find out.

Hearing injury is common to those who work with machinery, play a musical instrument, or spend time in noisy environments. An Audiologist will explain the risks of overexposure, and moving forward, how to best protect your ears from further damage. If you wear ear protection, it is important to monitor your hearing on a regular basis.

Keeping your senses sharp and protected can have a positive impact on your all-over health.

The adage, “If you don’t use it, you lose it.” applies to hearing loss that is left untreated. Taking early action can improve your outcomes.

Better hearing will help you think better!

Wouldn’t it be great to hear every word and to know what’s possible? Ask an Audiologist. We’d love to meet you.