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The Importance of Getting Your Hearing Checked


The Importance of Getting Your Hearing Checked

Taking care of your overall health can be busy business. For instance, it is typically recommended for individuals aged 30 - 40 to get a physical every other year. Once you turn 50 a physical is recommended annually. Interspersed in those years are recommendations for eye exams, dental, breast exams, colonoscopies, lung scans, prostate exams, and many other appointments and health checks designed to proactively protect your overall health. One aspect of our health though has been overlooked by medical professionals for years and that is your sense of hearing. Dr. Melissa Wikoff, an audiologist and expert in all things hearing, joins us to discuss why checking our hearing is so often overlooked and the importance of changing this “unhealthy” trend.

Let’s start by talking about why individuals neglect to get their hearing checked. A big first r