The Importance of Hearing Tests
Hearing loss can affect anyone at any age, due to heredity effects, medical conditions or loud noise exposure, just to name a few. However, as we get older, we naturally become more susceptible to hearing loss because of changes to the structures of our auditory system. A hearing test performed by a certified Audiologist will determine if you have hearing loss, the degree of hearing loss as well as what type of hearing loss is present. We recommend having your hearing tested by age 40, this initial test is important for setting a baseline so that changes can be monitored and when needed, intervention can occur.
Have Your Hearing Test Updated Regularly
A hearing test should be part of one’s overall health and wellness plan. Just like visiting your doctor or dentist, we should also get into a routine of checking our hearing health regularly. Having a hearing test every year is strongly encouraged, especially for those over 55, someone with a family history of hearing loss or folks who work in loud environments.
If you or someone you care about is wondering whether they may have hearing loss, take the first step to knowing your hearing health status and book a hearing test with one of our certified audiologists today, simply by calling us at HRM 902-482-2222 or Bridgewater 902-530-2222.