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Hearing loss is the third most experienced physical condition for adults worldwide. Right now, there are an estimated 48 million Americans suffering from a decrease in hearing. That’s 1 out of 5 people, many of whom go untreated. By age 65, 1 out of 3 people will experience hearing loss.
A hearing consultation is an evaluation of a person’s ability to hear different sounds and their sensitivity to various noise. The intention is to help determine the degree of hearing loss (if any) or the kind of hearing loss a person is experiencing. During a comprehensive hearing exam, your hearing professional will ask you questions about your hearing and hearing health history as well as inspect the condition of your ear canals and eardrum. After your ears have been examined, you will undergo an auditory test likely involving a series of tones or voices at different frequencies presented to each ear separately.
All steps of a hearing test are painless. Afterwards your physician will discuss the results of your hearing test and make recommendations for next steps if necessary.
Why you should get a consultation
Hearing loss is a major public health concern and can affect people of all ages. Undiagnosed and untreated hearing loss can have adverse consequences on both our physical and mental health.
Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent future problems and conditions. Many people wait until difficulty hearing has already begun and by that time may have been living with hearing loss for years.
Hearing loss risks increase with age and individuals over age 60 are recommended to seek annual hearing checkups in order to catch and diagnose hearing problems early.