Illini Hearing - Champaign and Mahomet, IL

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

You still consult with the eye doctor once a year if you own glasses, right? That’s because your eyes can change as time passes. Your eyes and everything else in your body are dynamic not static including your ears. That’s the reason why even when you buy hearing aids, you should keep having your ears tested just like you do with your eyes.

Unfortunately, many people miss those regular checkups. It’s easy to overlook going in to see your hearing care specialist because you’ve been too busy enjoying life. Or it could be that your job has been difficult lately. Or maybe you’ve simply been so satisfied with your hearing aids that you haven’t had a reason to get another appointment. That should be a positive thing, right?

For the majority of individuals with hearing impairment, even one follow-up appointment becomes nearly more important in the long run. In spite of that, regular attention is often neglected. According to one survey, only 33% of seniors with hearing aids also used regular hearing services.

Once You Have Hearing Aids, is it Really Necessary to go in For Checkups?

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

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

  • Hearing decline: Even with a hearing aid, your hearing might continue to deteriorate. If this deterioration is happening over a long period of time, you likely won’t realize it’s happening without the help of a hearing test. Hearing decline can often be slowed with appropriate alterations to your hearing aids.
  • Calibrating Hearing Aids: There may be need for yearly adjustment of your hearing aids because of small changes in your hearing despite the stability of your general hearing. Your hearing aids could slowly become less effective without this kind of calibration.
  • You could require a refitting: Considering that your ears are constantly changing, it’s entirely possible that the way your hearing aids fit in and around your ears will alter. Your hearing aids were made to fit in a particular manner and regular exams can assure they will keep doing so.
  • It’s essential to have your hearing aids cleaned professionally from time to time as well as keeping track of changes in your hearing. We can clean all the small parts and keep your hearing in top notch conditions and make sure it’s functioning at it’s best performance.

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

    The primary worry, here, is that sooner or later, the hearing aids will stop functioning the way they’re supposed to, so you’ll get irritated with them and stop wearing them altogether. Hearing aids make your all-around health better and also, of course, makes your hearing better. You might not notice it right away, but your hearing might deteriorate faster if you stop wearing your hearing aids. Increased risk of hearing problems, as well as mental decline, have been related to loss of hearing.

    If you want your hearing aids to keep working at the most effective level, frequent checkups are going to be your best bet in the way of achieving that. In order to be certain your hearing aids are functioning as they should be you need to get yearly hearing exams. So call now to schedule an 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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