DO I NEED A HEARING TEST?
Hearing loss often occurs gradually over time and can be difficult to recognise. The best way to determine any loss is to be professionally tested. To see whether you would benefit from a test, try this simple self-assessment:
- Does it seem like people mumble more than they used to?
- Do you have difficulty understanding when someone speaks with a whisper?
- After a long conversation, do you feel tired or irritable?
- Do you find yourself frequently asking people to repeat themselves?
- Is it difficult to follow a conversation in crowded restaurants or group situations?
- Do you find you miss part of the conversation when there’s a lot of background noise?
- Is carrying on a telephone conversation difficult?
- Do you ever have trouble noticing the doorbell or the telephone ring?
- Do you need to turn up the volume on your TV or radio to enjoy the programs?
- Does your family ever mention that you have difficulty following conversations?
If you have answered YES, or SOMETIMES, to any of the questions above, then we recommend a hearing test to evaluate your auditory ability. We also recommend assessments for:
- Who had meningitis, encephalitis, mumps or measles
- With a family history of auditory loss
- With a complaint of auditory loss, sudden loss
- With tinnitus
- Working in noisy environments
- Who have been treated for cancer
- Who did not have a screening assessment at birth
- With recurrent nasal infections, colds, bronchial problems and otitis media
- With delayed speech and language milestones
- With a family history of learning difficulties
- Who present with scholastic problems
Book a hearing check today.
Book online by completing the form on the right or call us on 1800 345 924 for a hearing check appointment at your local Western Hearing Services clinic.