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Why Hearing Testing Is Crucial for Early Detection of Hearing Loss

hearing testingHearing loss typically affects people between 45 and olderHearing testing is important as it will detect issues with your hearing and could prevent additional hearing loss. It also allows your doctor to determine the appropriate treatment to restore your quality of life.

How Often You Should Have Your Hearing Tested

During the school years, children are often checked in school. Adults should have their hearing checked every ten years until they near or reach 50 years old, which is when they should have their hearing checked every three years.

Of course, if you or a loved one notice a change in your hearing, you should have a hearing evaluation immediately, even if you just had your hearing tested within the past year.

Why Hearing Testing Is Important

Hearing loss often occurs gradually, which means that you may not notice it until it gets worse. Hearing testing can let you know if you have a problem you don't know you have.

Untreated hearing loss has more ramifications than being unable to hear conversations. It can be dangerous, as you may not be able to hear horns, a vehicle coming up behind you, or safety sirens at the workplace. Untreated hearing loss can also lead to cognitive decline, depression, and social isolation.

The Benefits of Hearing Evaluations

Regular hearing testing has many benefits, including allowing for prompt treatment of hearing loss issues. Depending on the reason for your hearing loss, treatment can mitigate it or even stop additional hearing loss from occurring.

Furthermore, early testing also improves the effectiveness of treatments, such as cochlear implants or hearing aids.

How Hearing Testing Works

Lakeside Allergy ENT has several ways to test your hearing, depending on your circumstances, including:

  • Otoacoustic Emissions Testing tests emissions produced by your inner ear.
  • Pure-Tone Hearing Testing uses sounds to determine what you can hear. The results are recorded in an audiogram.
  • Pure-Tone Bone Conduction Testing uses a small vibrating device behind your ear. The test measures your inner ear's response to the vibrations.
  • Speech Testing is a speech and listening evaluation.
  • Tympanometry tests your middle ear. It can also help detect eardrum perforations and wax buildup.

Where to Get a Hearing Test in Lakeside, TX

Lakeside Allergy ENT serves Lakeside, Forney, and the surrounding areas in Texas. To find out more about hearing testing, speak with one of our providers today. To schedule an appointment, please call 972-771-5443.

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Office will be closed April 8 due to school closures for the eclipse in the area.