ADULT HEARING TEST & ASSESSMENTS
We at The Audiology Clinic provide a comprehensive hearing test in Dublin, Mallow, Limerick and Naas. It is important to get detailed testing and evaluation to diagnose hearing loss problem. We use latest technology and equipment to perform complete hearing test and assessments for adults.
What is hearing loss?
Hearing loss is when there is sudden or gradual decrease in how well you hear. It is one of the most common conditions that affect older and elderly adults. Nearly 1 in 3 people between the age of 65 and 75 has hearing loss. Approximately 50% of People older than 75 have difficulty in hearing. Person with hearing loss finds harder to understand and follow doctor’s advice, to respond to warnings and to hear doorbells and alarms. Hearing loss also make it difficult to enjoy talking with family and friends. All these can be frustrating, embarrassing and even dangerous.
Signs of hearing loss
Hearing loss can either be gradual over the period or emerge suddenly. In either onset of hearing loss there are some common indications. One can suspect hearing loss if they experience any of the signs below.
You may have hearing loss if you
- Difficulty understanding speech in group or in the background noise
- Ask people to repeat frequently
- Think other people sound muffled, don’t speak distinctly or as if they are mumbling
- Have difficulty hearing women and children
- Turns up TV or radio to higher volume
- Lip read or watch people’s face when they talk to you
- Tinnitus or ringing in your ears
- Notice you are annoyed at people because you cannot hear or understand them
- Feel stressed out because of straining to hear what others are saying
- Embarrassed to meet people because you misunderstand them as what others are saying
- Feels nervous about trying to hear and to understand
- Avoid social situations because of difficulty in hearing
- Have family history of hearing loss
- Are on or took medications (ototoxic drugs) that can harm the hearing system
- Are or have been exposed to loud sounds
- Have diabetes or circulation problems