With hearing loss still carrying an unfortunate stigma, it takes the average person 7-10 years before seeking advice from a medical professional.

ON AIR With Talk Radio: Why Are Regular Hearing Assessments So Important?

by | Jul 7, 2022 | Hearing Test, Patient Resources, Radio Show

As we get older, it’s important to have regular check-ups.

While most people understand that visiting a dentist is important, why does a regular hearing assessment not get the attention it deserves?

There are many reasons – the stigma of hearing loss being one.

In this episode of Talk Radio, I’m discussing the importance of regular hearing assessments and why they are particularly important as you get older.

The Aging Process

Presbycusis is the gradual loss of hearing in both ears due to age. Typically, it starts around our 50s. Even if you don’t notice any immediate hearing loss, you should schedule a preliminary baseline check to prevent further issues.

With hearing loss still carrying an unfortunate stigma, it takes the average person 7-10 years before seeking advice from a medical professional.

At this stage, hearing loss may have deteriorated to the point that immediate treatment is required. If a simple hearing assessment was conducted many years ago, permanent issues could’ve been avoided. 

Our Experts Can Comprehensively Test Your Hearing  

If you are over the age of 50, I strongly advise that you schedule a comprehensive hearing assessment to analyze the depth of your hearing.

It is a painless and non-invasive way to monitor your hearing and gives us real-life measurements.

This includes:

  • Physician Inspection
  • Sound Booth
  • Pure Tone
  • Speech Audiometry
  • Speech Over Background Noise

Once we receive the results, our team plots the information on an audiogram to determine where your hearing stands.

If you have any concerns about anything you’ve read in this article, then you can schedule an appointment here or call us at (410) 944-3100.

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Dr. Melissa Segev Au.D, F.A.A.A.

Dr. Segev, co-owner of Audiology Associates, proudly represents the values of excellent patient care upon which her practice was established in 1977. She understands that to properly treat the patient, excellent state-of-the-art medical testing is required along with acute listening and understanding of the patient’s perceptions of how they are feeling and what their needs might be.

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