Test your hearing

When is it time to see us?

Often hearing loss happens gradually over a number of years so we do not realise that we are not hearing as well.

Check against the following statements for a quick self-assessment:

  • You are concerned that you are not hearing as well as you used to.
  • You need to turn up the volume on your TV or radio while others in the room complain that it’s too loud.
  • Your family and friends are making comments about your hearing.
  • It sounds like people are mumbling.
  • You have to ask people to repeat what they said.
  • You are having difficulties hearing during meetings at work.
  • You are finding it difficult to hear in situations where more than one person speaks at a time.
Types of hearing loss

If you have concerns about any of these hearing issues, or any other concerns about your hearing, we urge you to make an appointment to see us and have your hearing assessed.

Free hearing check

A free hearing check will identify whether there is a hearing loss and the degree of hearing loss.

Hearing test

A hearing test is a more comprehensive series of tests that will identify the degree and the nature of the hearing loss. It will identify whether the hearing loss is ‘sensorineural’ or ‘conductive’ or a ‘mixed hearing loss’.

Results

We will discuss the results of the hearing check or hearing test and discuss the course of action.

Summary

An untreated hearing loss can adversely affect one’s quality of life, leading to isolation. Research indicates that there is an association between hearing loss and dementia.

Often a pair of well-fitted hearing aids can help you hear much better, and can have a significant and positive effect on your quality of life. Being able to hear your family and friends clearly again can be a truly wonderful experience.

Hearing aids are available in a variety of styles.