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When should you get your hearing checked

When should I get my hearing checked?

Our hearing is incredibly important, from listening to your favourite song to hearing your loved one’s voice on the phone, it’s part of our lives. But unlike the dentist or the optician, many people don’t think to get their hearing checked until they notice a problem. At Help in Hearing, we believe that your hearing should be looked after as well as any other part of you. So when should you get your hearing checked?


As we get older our hearing can start to get poorer but with regular checks and proper attention, it’s important to keep an eye on it. If you’re aged under 45 then a hearing check at least once every two years can be a great start to looking after your hearing proactively. If you’re over 60 then it’s worth having hearing checks more regularly, and our hearing specialists can advise you on how often is best for you to visit based on the results of your hearing check.

Exposure to noise

If you’re a professional working in a loud environment then it may be worth getting your hearing checked more regularly to make sure your hearing hasn’t been affected. Working in areas like live music, performance, construction and many others can leave you more at risk of hearing loss. Our expert audiologists can offer you a full consultation and understand the risks to hearing you have encountered. They may be able to suggest measures to protect your hearing in the future and will do a full hearing test to get a picture of how your hearing has been affected.

You’re noticing hearing loss

It’s always better to look after your hearing proactively but if you’ve been noticing issues with your hearing then it’s best to see an audiologist as soon as possible. If you’ve been having the television or the radio turned up so you can hear it and others think it’s loud, that might be a sign of hearing loss. If you sometimes miss words in conversations or you struggle hearing on the telephone, then this is another sign that you should get your hearing checked.

When should you get your hearing checked?

At Help in Hearing, we are dedicated to providing the very best hearing advice for you. If you think it’s time for you to have a hearing check-up, contact us to book now.

Find out what to expect if you come to us for a hearing assessment.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Thank you for these tips on the signs on hearing lose! I never realized that when you have music up loud but others think it is too loud that this could be a sign of hearing loss. I have a tendency to watch movies with the volume up but apparently, it is way too loud for my family. I will have to go have my hearing checked.

    1. Hi Dennis, thanks for getting in touch. Yes it’s a good idea to get it checked out soon. Your audiologist will be able to tell you if you have hearing loss, or maybe you may just need excess ear wax removed.

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