Identifying hearing loss can be as easy as booking a hearing test. Your hearing professional will start by asking background questions relating to your ears, such as noise exposure and history with ear infections. This discussion will give the professional an idea of what to look for when performing the actual test. Your test results combined with your background knowledge will provide enough information to determine what type of hearing loss you are suffering from, as well as how severe it is.
If you are experiencing symptoms of hearing loss, or are over the age of 50 you should complete a “baseline” hearing test to find out where your hearing is, treat any hearing loss, and prevent your hearing from getting worse.