Should I Have My Hearing Tested?
Posted by Living Sounds
Sometimes we think that the only people who should get their hearing tested are those already displaying the classic signs of hearing loss – like Grandma, who has become increasingly difficult to converse with or Dad because you constantly have to repeat yourself across the dinner table.
Yes, all of these people should have their hearing evaluated if they haven’t already – but even those not displaying early signs of hearing loss need to be checked.
Most of us have our hearing tested in school and then don’t think about it again until we experience some difficulty with our own hearing or that of a family member.
Even if you are not experiencing any present challenges with your own hearing, an evaluation should be done as an adult. This will act as a baseline for which future tests can be measured against and provide your hearing healthcare provider with something to compare in later years to see if things have shifted.
Living Sounds is committed to protecting your hearing and provide hearing evaluations to everyone without needing a doctor’s referral. Simply call to find a convenient clinic location in the Edmonton or surrounding area closest to you.
A licensed hearing professional will complete a thorough evaluation and take time to explain the results. The audiogram and accompanying reports can be forwarded to your doctor if necessary or simply requested for their records.
Having your hearing tested can also reveal any red flags prompting an early referral to an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist for further evaluation if necessary.
If hearing loss is discovered and does not require a referral to a specialist your hearing professional can explain the type, slope and degree of loss and then make informed recommendations for amplification options that can be provided to fit every lifestyle, budget and esthetic requirement.
Children can be tested by our qualified clinicians using a type of play audiometry – making the testing fun and easy to follow.
So consider a hearing evaluation as part of your regular healthcare protocol and call Living Sounds today to book your appointment.
Adele Collingwood BC-HIS
Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner
Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences