Hearing Assessments & Your Overall Health

Hearing Assessments & Your Overall Health

Hearing loss affects people of all ages and demographics and often happens gradually, so it’s hard to detect until you notice symptoms. Do you suspect hearing loss? Have you noticed that you have a difficult time hearing conversation, particularly in noisy places?

Most adults have had a hearing screening as a newborn, in grade school, but not again after that. It is advised that everyone over the age of 21 get a hearing test in order to have a baseline screen. If you do this, as you age, your doctor will know the best ways to treat any symptoms of hearing loss you experience.

Hearing health history
Before getting screened, your hearing health professional will want to know your hearing health and medical history. There are many causes of hearing loss, so getting a history helps determine if you have a genetic or medical condition that increase your risks of hearing loss.

Getting a hearing test
Hearing tests are painless and non-invasive. You will usually wear headphones or earplugs with wires connected to an instrument called an audiometer which conducts the test. You will be asked to focus, listen carefully and respond to the tones and sounds you can hear.

Online hearing test
If you’re curious about how your hearing is, an easy self-evaluation is an online test. Online hearing tests are not a replacement for a thorough diagnostic hearing exam, but they are a great start.





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