October is National Audiology Awareness Month. Taking care of your ears is an essential part of your well-being. Over 35 million Americans have hearing loss. It affects individuals of all ages. It is important to have your hearing tested regularly to keep up with your hearing health and your overall health. Hearing difficulties have an effect at home, at work, during social activities and in all aspects of life. Hearing loss may even be an indicator for other health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and dementia. Even if you are not experiencing hearing difficulty, it is important to be proactive about your hearing health and obtain a baseline exam. Audiologists are the primary healthcare professionals specifically trained in to evaluate and rehabilitate individuals with hearing loss and related disorders. Refer to our previous blog post on how to find an audiologist if you do not have one. Make an appointment with your audiologist today to schedule a baseline or routine exam.