The Importance of the First Hearing Test

Our New Dublin Branch in Artane. One of over 60 branches nationwide.

When it comes to hearing tests, Hidden Hearing offers patients video otoscope exams, and real ear as well as audiometric testing. If a patient comes to a Hidden Hearing hearing center for a hearing test, they will first be asked to provide the hearing consultant with an extensive case history, before the test begins. Then the testing process starts, which includes a video otoscope exam of the ear, and an audiometric test.

Hidden Hearing feels that there is no timeline to get a hearing test; whenever a person feels there has been a change in their hearing, they should come in for a hearing test. Hidden Hearing also advises current patients to come in every year for a test, in order monitor their level of hearing loss. But overall, “Hearing loss can be a problem at any age.”

It’s also suggested that patients bring a family member or companion to their first hearing test; this is a very important part of the process. They should be a spouse or a very close family member, someone who communicates with the loss sufferer daily and has a firm grasp of their hearing loss. The companion is beneficial for verification purposes during the test; they can verify that the patient is experiencing hearing loss, especially when the patient themselves might be hesitant to admit they are having trouble hearing. The companion will be more likely to know what the patient is missing out on when it comes to hearing. Typically, the companion is asked to be involved in the entire testing process.

Hidden Hearing offers the first assessment or screening FREE and you can book online here ( Click Here ) or call 1800 370 000. A hearing screening is painless and straightforward and takes about 60 minutes.
Hearing screenings can be carried out in any of our clinics nationwide or in the privacy of your own home.

If you have any questions about this or anything regarding hearing loss contact Hidden Hearing.

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