Understanding Hearing Loss
For most people hearing loss occurs gradually, so you may not notice the signs right away. Some of the most common signs of hearing loss include:
- You have to turn the TV volume louder than what others find comfortable.
- You can hear people talking but cannot understand them.
- Hearing conversation in background noise, like restaurants, is very difficult.
- Family and friends notice your hearing loss and make mention of it.
- People sound as though they are mumbling.
Numerous recent studies have shown that untreated hearing loss affects our emotional and social well-being, our relationships with friends and family, and overall quality of life. For individuals still in the workplace, hearing loss can have a negative impact on income potential as well.
Online Hearing Evaluation
Although hearing evaluations are better performed by George Gaenslen of Hearing Aids of Texas, this online hearing test can give you a general idea of the status of your hearing.
Disclaimer. This test should not in any way be used to give an accurate diagnosis of a patient. If you think you may be suffering from hearing loss then always consult George Gaenslen (as this test instructs you to do so). This test should merely be used as a guide only. The Hearing Check is not intended for people with known hearing loss, or who use hearing aids. If you use hearing aids and you still want to take the Hearing Check, you should remove them before taking the Hearing Check. Remember, however, that the Hearing Checks are designed to help identify people who have hearing loss and encourage them to take action. This Hearing Check will not cover all aspects of hearing nor is it a medical diagnosis. It cannot assess your ability to understand speech through hearing aids. If you would like a full hearing assessment, visit Hearing Aids of Texas and ask for George Gaenslen.