Many people don’t realise they have hearing loss
1 in 6 Australians have hearing loss and yet it can be difficult for the average person to detect. This is because some sounds, like a lawnmower or a dog barking, remain readily audible even with hearing loss, while other sounds like soft footsteps, indicators in the car, and more importantly clear speech gradually become increasingly difficult to hear.
Approximately 60% of people over the age of 60, and 70% of those over 70 have a measurable and permanent hearing impairment. Early detection of hearing impairment is important to be able to preserve auditory function. Basically, if you don’t use it, you lose it!
Take a moment to ask yourself:
- Do others complain that the TV is too loud?
- Do people, especially children, seem to be mumbling?
- Do I increasingly find it difficult to hear above background noise?
- Do I feel tired or anxious in noisy environments?
- Am I having to ask people to repeat themselves?
- Do I find it hard to hear people clearly on the telephone?
If you answered yes to any of the above, let Hear Check benchmark your hearing and book a hearing test.
Early detection is best
Hearing loss can occur very slowly, and others around you may notice changes to your hearing before you do. Early detection of hearing loss is key to the most successful outcome.
At Hear Check, we believe that regular hearing checks enables early detection of hearing loss. It also allows us to benchmark your hearing so we can see your progress, avoiding the debilitating symptoms of an undiagnosed hearing loss. Hear Check provides solutions that go beyond just hearing aids to make communication possible in even the most challenging situations.
Comprehensive and professional
Hear Check provides the most comprehensive and professional hearing assessments for adults on the Sunshine Coast. Each test examines a different part of your hearing system, to pinpoint the location of your hearing difficulty within the auditory system.
Hearing assessments are painless and will determine and measure what you can and cannot hear, across varying pitches of sound. Results are plotted onto a graph called an audiogram. This will reveal the degree of hearing loss ie: mild, moderate, severe or profound as well as which part of your hearing anatomy is affected. The Audiogram can then be provided to your GP and/or specialist in isolation or as part of a comprehensive audiological report.