There are many reasons to have your hearing checked. Some reasons are more obvious than others, for example, if you have pain in your ears, constant ringing, or a sudden change in hearing. Some problems can be complex and others simple, such as a wax build-up.
Should I Get My Hearing Tested?
Aside from the obvious signs of hearing loss, from pain or constant ringing in the ears, changes in your hearing can be subtle and over time that may lead to a more complex issue down the road.
Approximately 33% of those over the age of 65 can be affected by hearing loss. Are you one of them? If you are having difficulty hearing your television or computer audio at a normal volume or if your telephone needs to be turned up to the highest level, it may be a good indication that you are experiencing some hearing loss.
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It's a good idea at the first sign of trouble to reach out to us and book a Hearing Test with Soundright Hearing in Toronto.
What Are The Signs Of Hearing Loss?
Some signs of hearing loss that may not always be obvious but need to be taken seriously are: you hear people speak at a normal volume, however, their words are not clear, they sound like they are mumbling. In a noisy environment, it becomes even harder to distinguish the words you are trying to hear. This situation is primarily related to what is called a Sensorineural Hearing Loss. This type of loss takes place in the inner ear cochlea and the damage could be related to either the tiny hair cells of the inner ear, the stereocilia, or to the nerve pathways that lead from the inner ear to the brain. It normally affects both ears. Once you develop sensorineural hearing loss, it will be a lifelong problem. It can be mild, moderate, severe or profound. Sensorineural Hearing Loss accounts for 90% of reported loss.
What Do I Do If I Think I Have Hearing Loss?
If you feel that you may be experiencing some hearing loss, it's a good idea to have a hearing test. It's great to have a baseline so you can compare your hearing in the future, in case you feel it deteriorating as time goes on. If you feel you are experiencing loss and need help then there are many solutions and choices of treatment.
Getting a hearing test is the first step needed to gather information about your hearing auditory system.