Hearing Tests For Adults
It can be easy to overlook our hearing when there isn’t any drastic change in our ability to do so. Just like we have our eyes and teeth examined regularly, it’s a good idea to have our hearing checked as well. At Hear Clear Canada, we provide hearing tests for adults of all ages. Visit us at 1 Hartwell Avenue in Bowmanville to have your hearing tested!
What does a hearing test involve and is it painful?
Hearing tests are relatively simple to complete, and are completely pain-free. A standard hearing test consists of three main parts, which include a verbal evaluation followed by an otoscopy, and a hearing test completed inside of a soundproof booth.
1. Verbal evaluation
The verbal evaluation is conducted to understand all of your hearing needs. The Hearing Instrument Specialist asks a series of questions to understand what your hearing difficulties are. Every Hearing loss is unique and we take the time to understand all your communication difficulties to make the best possible recommendations.
Otoscopy is an examination of the tympanic membrane or eardrum using a device known as an otoscope.. They determine if there are any abnormalities within the tympanic membrane.
3. Hearing test in sound proof booth
A soundproof booth known as an audiometric booth is used to conduct hearing tests. The booth provides a quiet place where hearing tests can be performed and provide the most accurate results.
Why is it important to get my hearing tested?
If you haven’t had your hearing tested, it’s never too late. It is estimated that 54% of Canadians between the ages of 40 and 79 suffer from at least mild hearing loss. Having your hearing checked is a good idea for the following reasons:
Hearing loss can be associated with ageing. Hearing loss as you age can have many psychological effects as well as impact your ability to socialize. Having a hearing test can help diagnose whether your hearing is deteriorating and how it can be improved.
In many situations, our ears are exposed to very loud noises. This is especially true for individuals who are exposed to loud noises for extended periods of time, such as construction workers or musicians. Exposure to loud noises can cause your hearing to deteriorate over time, and this can be detected through a hearing test.
Avoid future medical and psychological conditions
In some cases, hearing loss can be an early warning sign for other health conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. If hearing loss is left untreated, it can also increase your chance of developing dementia, contribute to depression and social isolation, as well as increase your chances of falling due to an inner ear imbalance. Getting the help you need for your hearing loss is vital to maintain your physical, mental, and cognitive health.
Better quality of life
Hearing loss is usually not an all or nothing situation. Your hearing loss may start small by simply missing a few details in a conversation or hearing some muffled words. A hearing test is the best way to determine whether you are experiencing hearing loss. If your hearing isn’t as sharp as it once was, Hear Clear Canada can provide the solution you need to help restore your hearing. Don’t let poor hearing affect the quality of your life. At Hear Clear Canada, we can provide you with the best solutions for your hearing loss so you won’t miss a beat.
Hear Clear Canada, provides painless and accurate hearing tests. If any hearing loss is detected during one of the tests and hearing aids are recommended, we provide you with a free trial of hearing aids for 2 weeks. We want to make sure you try out your hearing aids and feel comfortable in them before making the purchase.
How much does a hearing test cost and how long do they take?
At Hear Clear Canada, our hearing tests are free. If you require a report of your test results, it can be provided for $45. Typically a hearing test for an adult can take about 25 minutes to complete.
How can I get started?
If you feel that your hearing is beginning to deteriorate or would just like to have your hearing tested, Hear Clear Canada is the place for you. Our professional Hearing Instrument Specialists are highly trained, experienced, and ready to help you improve your hearing. Call Hear Clear Canada today at 905-419-5235 to schedule your free hearing test. You can also follow the link here to complete an online hearing screening.