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You still go to the eye doctor once a year if you own glasses, right? Because, over time, your eyes will change. The truth is, no part of your body is static, not your eyes and not, it turns out, your ears aren’t either. That’s why even once you buy hearing aids, you need to keep getting your ears examined just like you do with your eyes.

Unfortunately, many people miss those regular checkups. It’s possible they’ve been consumed with making the most of their lives to get back in to see the doctor. Or it’s possible that work has been difficult recently. Or it’s possible you’ve simply been so satisfied with your hearing aids that you haven’t had a reason to get another appointment. You would usually think of that as a good thing.

In the long run, for individuals suffering from hearing loss, it is even more essential to have even one follow-up consultation. However, a great number of people ignore 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 dynamic. Over time it changes. It’s significant to modify the hearing aids to resolve those changes. Regular testing helps monitor any changes in hearing and discover problems early.

And that’s not even the only reason why it may be a smart idea to show up for routine checkups with a hearing specialist once you start wearing your hearing aids. Here are a few reasons why you should make it to your hearing exams:

  • Deterioration of hearing: Even if you use a hearing aid, your hearing may continue to deteriorate. If this degeneration is happening over a long period of time, you likely won’t realize it’s happening without the aid of a hearing assessment. Appropriate alterations to your hearing aids can often slow hearing declines.
  • Calibrating Hearing Aids: Although your general hearing health may continue to be stable, small changes in your hearing may create the need for annual adjustments of your hearing aid. Without this calibration, your hearing aids might progressively become less and less reliable.
  • They might not fit now: How the hearing aid fits in your ears will reposition due to the consistent change in your ear. Your hearing aids were made to fit in a certain manner and frequent examinations can assure they will keep doing so.
  • It’s crucial to get your hearing aids cleaned professionally every once in a while in addition to keeping track of changes in your hearing. We can help make certain your hearing aid is operating the way it should, clean all the small parts and keep it in top notch condition.

    If You Don’t Follow up With Routine Exams There is a Consequence

    If you get frustrated with your hearing aids, say because they aren’t working the way you expected them to, you might simply stop wearing them and that would be a problem. Hearing aids make your all-around health better and also, of course, makes your hearing stronger. If you stop wearing your hearing aids, not only can your hearing decline faster, you might not notice it right away. Neglected hearing loss has been connected to countless health issues like mental decline and a greater danger of accidents.

    When it comes to having your hearing aids operating at an optimal level, regular check ups are your best bet. So that you can be sure your hearing aids are working as they should be you need to get yearly hearing exams. So call now to schedule an appointment.

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