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  • Jennifer Birtles

Keep Check on Your Hearing

A key part of maintaining long-term hearing health is being able to intervene and address any concerns as early as possible. In particular, age-related hearing loss occurs gradually, and many of us don’t realise until much further down the line when we may find ourselves in a situation in which our ears struggle.

With this in mind, it’s time we all started checking in with our hearing more regularly. After all, the more we monitor our hearing, the easier it is to notice any potential concerns and take action early.

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Regular hearing screenings

Hearing screenings are important for everyone, no matter what age you are, and there are a variety of types out there. They will give you an overall picture of your hearing health and can indicate any areas where your ears may be struggling.

The two most common types of hearing test are:

  • Pure tone audiometry test - this test measures your ear efficiency by testing what volume levels you can hear each frequency at, helping you understand whether your hearing has any gaps in it, or what level of degradation you have. The results of a pure tone audiometry test are often presented in a graph which may be harder to understand or interpret without professional help.

To take a pure tone audiometry test at home, we suggest using the Mimi Hearing Test app, available on both the App and Google Play Store.