Occasionally you may suspect that you have hearing loss. You may have trouble hearing people talk to you when they are in a crowded room, or perhaps you have been told that you raise the volume on the TV way too high.
Most people do not recognize that they may have difficulty hearing, because it’s often a gradual process. It is very important to have your ears checked periodically, even if you do not perceive any difficulty hearing.
Hearing loss can be caused by many factors:
- Excessive noise exposure, such as using power tools, attending rock concerts, or shooting artillery
- Excessive ear wax
- An injury to your head
- An ear infection
- Some medications can cause permanent hearing loss
- Hereditary Factors (hearing loss may run in your family)
What to expect during your hearing test?
After filling out paperwork, the Audiologist will greet you and ask you a few medical questions. The Audiologist will look in your ears with an otoscope, to make sure your ears are not occluded (plugged) with wax.
Hearing tests are painless and non-invasive. You will comfortably sit in one of our quiet, sound-treated booths. They are designed to keep out any other noises which might affect the results of your hearing test. The Audiologist will put headphones or soft insert earphones on or in your ears.