It’s natural to think that your hearing only gets worse as you age, but sometimes you may not notice that you’re not picking up on sounds or conversations as clearly as you did before. While a hearing test may seem daunting or intimidating, it could be one of the best decisions you make in your life.
A hearing test is an examination of your hearing across the full range of speech. When you go in for a hearing test, your audiologist will first begin by looking into your ear for any obstructions such as excessive wax that could hinder or even delay the exam. Next, they will administer one or more of the following tests:
When you receive a hearing test, you’re taking an important step towards healthy ears. These tests are useful by:
Hearing loss can happen over time or very suddenly, sometimes in ways that you don’t recognize. A hearing test can help pinpoint exactly how it happened and lead to proper treatment options.
If your hearing loss is considered significant, you may need the help of supplemental sources. Depending on what your results say, you could be a candidate for hearing aids or cochlear implants in one or both ears.
Even if you’re not concerned about hearing loss, your ear health is still very important. Adding a hearing test to your annual physicals can be a great way to maintain overall wellness and give you a heads up on any diminished hearing.
When you’re looking for a hearing test, it’s important to have the right specialist in mind. At CEENTA, our team of highly-trained audiologists can administer the right hearing test for you and lead you on the path to clearer hearing. Schedule an appointment with a CEENTA audiologist today by calling 704-295-3300 to hear how we just make sense.
This blog is for informational purposes only. For specific medical questions, please consult your doctor. You can schedule an appointment with any of our audiologists in North and South Carolina through myCEENTAchart or by calling 704-295-3300.
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