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

If you have glasses, you know you should still see your eye doctor once a year, right? Due to the fact that, with time, your eyes can change. Your eyes and everything else in your body are dynamic not static including your ears. That’s the reason why even when you purchase hearing aids, you have to keep having your ears examined just as you do with your eyes.

Unfortunately, many people miss those regular checkups. It’s easy to forget to go in to consult with your hearing care professional because you’ve been occupied with enjoying life. Or perhaps lately, work has been stressful. You could even be so satisfied with your hearing aids that you just didn’t feel you need to make another appointment. You would normally consider that to be a good thing.

For most individuals with hearing impairment, even one follow-up consultation becomes almost more important in the long run. Despite that, regular attention is often ignored. According to one survey, only 33% of seniors with hearing aids also used regular hearing services.

Why Do You Need Check Ups Once You Have Hearing Aids?

Your hearing is dynamic. It changes over time. When these changes occur, you should modify your hearing aids to compensate. Occasional testing helps monitor any changes in hearing and catch problems early.

It may be a good idea to get normal hearing exams for other reasons also. Some of the most prevalent reasons to make sure you show up to your next appointment include:

  • Hearing aid calibration: There might be need for annual calibration of your hearing aids based on small changes in your hearing in spite of the consistency of your overall hearing. Without this calibration, your hearing aids may slowly become less reliable.
  • Hearing degeneration: Even with a hearing aid, your hearing might continue to deteriorate. If this degeneration is happening over a long period of time, you most likely won’t recognize it’s happening without the help of a hearing test. Appropriate alterations to your hearing aids can often slow hearing declines.
  • They may not fit comfortably anymore: How the hearing aids fit inside your ears will change due to the constant change in your ear. Regular exams can help assure that your hearing aids continue to fit the way they’re made to.
  • It’s important to get your hearing aids cleaned professionally now and again along with keeping track of changes in your hearing. We can clean all the little parts and keep your hearing in top notch conditions and as well as making sure it’s functioning at it’s best performance.

    The Danger of Not Following up With Routine Check-Ups

    If you get frustrated with your hearing aids, say because they aren’t working the way you expected them to, you may just stop wearing them and that would be a problem. Hearing aids make your all-around health better and also, needless to say, makes your hearing better. You might not notice it right away, but your hearing may deteriorate faster if you stop wearing your hearing aids. Increased chance of hearing accidents, as well as mental decline, have been related to loss of hearing.

    When it comes to having your hearing aids operating at an optimal level, regular exams are your best bet. In order to make sure your hearing aids are working properly be you need to have yearly hearing exams. So now is the time to schedule your hearing appointment.