Audiology Hearing Test Brisbane Northside Bulk Billed
Hearing loss is not something than anyone wants to experience at any stage in their lives. However, this is a reality for more and more people in Brisbane. The reality is, is that hearing loss can happen at any age for a wide variety of reasons. Some people even experience hearing loss in their early to mid 40s. Early onset is considered before the age of 60. This is why it is recommended that if you are in your mid 50s, you should have your hearing tested. Of course environmental factors such as exposure to loud noise can create early onset of hearing loss. Also, exposure to certain toxins can be negative for hearing. Luckily large, clunky hearing aids are a thing of the past. However, before you contemplate buying a hearing aid device, it is important to take a hearing test with a qualified audiologist.
Why You Should Have Your Hearing Tested Regularly?
One in 6 Australians have a hearing loss and this is predicted to increase to 1 in 4 by 2050. Approximately 60% of 60-year olds in Australia have a hearing loss with prevalence rates increasing with age.
Many prevalent health conditions in seniors and baby boomers have a very strong link with hearing loss. Regardless of how young or old you are, the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss is critical to maintain and restore wellness and may even prevent more serious conditions.
Untreated hearing loss (even in the early stages) comes with a significantly increased risk of cognitive decline (brain function), falls and injuries, social isolation, reduced communication ability, developing dementia and an increased reliance on health services.
While many think of hearing loss as an inevitable part of the aging process, it should not be considered a benign condition that is passively dealt with. We know today that the consequences of untreated hearing loss can have a far reaching and devastating impact.
At Home Hearing Test
Not sure whether you need a formalised hearing test? Why not take our at home test first. Take a minute to ask yourself the following questions
- When in conversation do you often feel that people are mumbling when speaking to you?
- Are you able to hear more clearly in one ear?
- When in pubic places, do you often find it difficult to hear what other people are saying?
- When in conversation do you find yourself asking people to repeat themselves?
- Do you watch TV or listen to music louder than other people do?
- Do you sometimes fail to hear people knocking on your front door?
- Have other people noticed that you have hearing difficulties?
Free 30 Minute Hearing Test By Audiologist
During the test, Josh our qualified audiologist Brisbane will check your ears and conduct a baseline hearing measurement and provide you with feedback during the consultation. You will be able to determine how your hearing compares with other people of your same gender and age. Then next steps will be discussed.
If your hearing is at a low level that a hearing aid is required, then different models and options will be discussed with you.
This is an obligation free quote!