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

You continue to visit the eye doctor once a year if you own glasses, right? Because your eyes can change over time. As a matter of fact, nothing in your body is static, your eyes aren’t and, the reality is, your ears aren’t either. That’s why, just like you do with your eyes, it’s essential to keep having your ears examined even after you get a nice pair of hearing aids.

Unfortunately, many people miss those regular checkups. Maybe they’ve been consumed with making the most of their lives to get back in to see their hearing specialist. Or it’s possible that work has been difficult recently. You might even be so happy with your hearing aids that you just didn’t think you need to make another appointment. You would usually consider that to be a positive thing.

For the majority of individuals with hearing damage, even one follow-up consultation becomes nearly more important over time. However, a great number of people ignore ongoing treatment. According to one survey, only 33% of seniors with hearing aids also used regular hearing services.

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

Your hearing is not static. It changes over time. It’s significant to modify the hearing aids to resolve those changes. Issues can be discovered early and your hearing aids can be tweaked accordingly.

And that’s not even the only reason why it may be a good idea to maintain scheduled checkups with a hearing professional once you get your hearing aids. Here are various reasons why you should make it to your hearing examinations:

  • Calibrating Hearing Aids: There may be need for yearly adjustment of your hearing aids because of tiny changes in your hearing despite the consistency of your overall hearing. Without this calibration, your hearing aids may gradually become less reliable.
  • Deterioration of hearing: Even with a hearing aid, your hearing might keep degenerating. If this deterioration is slow enough, you most likely won’t recognize it’s happening without the aid of a hearing evaluating. Hearing decline can often be slowed with appropriate alterations to your hearing aids.
  • Your fit could change: Considering that your ears are always changing, it’s entirely possible that the way your hearing aids fit in and around your ears will alter. Your hearing aids were designed to fit in a specific manner and regular exams can assure they will keep doing so.
  • In addition to keeping up with changes in your hearing, it’s essential to periodically get an expert cleaning. We can clean all the small parts and keep your hearing in peak conditions and make sure it’s working at peak performance.

    The Danger of Not Following up With Regular Check-Ups

    If you get frustrated with your hearing aids, say because they aren’t working the way you thought they would, you might just stop using them and that would be a problem. Wearing hearing aids helps you hear better, naturally, but it also affects your general health. If you discontinue wearing your hearing aids, not only can your hearing deteriorate faster, you may not notice it immediately. Increased risk of hearing problems, as well as cognitive decline, have been linked to hearing loss.

    If you want your hearing aids to keep working at the most effective level, regular exams are going to be your best bet in terms of achieving that. Annual hearing assessments or screenings can help you make sure your hearing aids are performing as they should and that your hearing is safeguarded. So make your hearing examination now.