Hearing Tests – the Importance of having your ears checked

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You may not think about it often, but your ears are one of the most important parts of your body. They allow you to hear sounds and communicate with others, keeping you in touch with the world around you. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that your ears are healthy and functioning properly. This is why hearing tests are vital.

One way to do this is by getting regular hearing tests.

In this article, we will discuss the importance of hearing tests and how they can help keep your ears healthy!

How often should you get a hearing test?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. It depends on a number of factors, including your age, health history, and exposure to loud noise.

If you have any concerns about your hearing, or if you think you may have hearing loss, be sure to make an appointment with us now for a comprehensive hearing evaluation.

What are the benefits of getting your ears checked?

Hearing tests can help identify problems with your ears early on. By catching these problems early, we can treat and make changes to protect your hearing and reduce the impact of any hearing loss.

Hearing tests can also help determine whether a medical condition is causing your hearing loss. For example, if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or an autoimmune disease, these conditions can affect your hearing along with many other conditions.

Getting your ears checked is a simple and painless way to help keep your ears healthy and functioning properly. So don’t wait – schedule an appointment with us today!

Additionally a hearing test today allows us to have a record by which we can measure changes over time. Regular hearing loss is like eyesight in that sense. Your hearing will decline over time in general. We keep a history of your hearing levels. Like this we know how quickly your hearing is changing and we will know if this is normal. If you lose your hearing too quickly that implies other factors are at play.

Hearing loss can also be a difficult thing to come to terms with. You may not even realise that you have it until it’s too late. That’s why getting regular hearing tests is so important.

What do hearing tests involve?

During a hearing test, we will measure how well you can hear different sounds at different volumes and frequencies. We will also look at how well you can understand speech.

A hearing test is being performed in this photo.
A hearing test in progress.

The test is quick and easy to follow. You don’t need to prepare for it, and there is no pain involved.

Do you do audiometric hearing tests?

Yes. This is a type of hearing test that measures how well you can hear different sounds at different volumes.

Audiometry involves sitting in a soundproof room  or very quiet room and wearing headphones. The audiologist will play sounds at different volumes and frequencies, and you will tell us when you hear them.

We use state of the art equipment and as a basic standard carry out full audiometry and speech testing.

We perform this test either under headphones or in a soundproof booth. Different frequencies of pure tones (from 250 Hz to 8000 Hz) are used to test each ear. We also carry out another test which tells us the cause of your hearing loss.

After the test, we will discuss the results with you and answer any questions you may have. We will also talk to you about what your next steps should be.

If you think you may have hearing loss, or if it’s been a while since your last hearing test, make an appointment with us today! We’ll be happy to help you ensure that your ears are healthy and functioning properly!

What if I need hearing aids?

If we find that you have hearing loss, we will talk to you about your treatment options.

There are different types of hearing aids, and we will help you choose the one that’s right for you.

We understand that adjusting to hearing aids can take some time. We will work with you to make sure that you’re comfortable with your new devices and answer any questions you may have.

Are hearing aids expensive?

That depends on what you personally think of as expensive of course.

Because we are an independent Audiologist we can offer a very wide range of options and solutions as we work with all the hearing aid manufacturers. The best option is not always about having top end technology but more about choosing what suits you, your hearing loss and lifestyle requirements. We discuss all the options and can also offer interest free financing.

You do always have the option of free hearing aids from the NHS, but they offer a more limited range of possibilities. You may also have to wait some considerable time to complete the whole process too.

In conclusion, you have no need to worry, we will take complete care of you, your hearing tests, and if necessary your hearing aids. There is never any need to panic if we find you do have hearing loss, we will guide you to a happy and satisfying solution.

Don’t delay though, get your ears checked with us as soon as possible. Make an appointment with us now.

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