Your hearing health is just as important as your vision or your annual physical examination with your doctor. Left untreated, hearing loss can lead to social isolation and interpersonal issues that can affect your home, work, and social life. However, hearing health isn’t commonly screened by family physicians and often isn’t discussed, so you may not be aware that you need a hearing test.
Your first hearing test is especially important to set a baseline for your hearing health, so that any changes can be tracked over time.
We recommend that you book a hearing test if:
A WIDHH hearing test is $75 for adults and includes a detailed assessment of your hearing ability, speech understanding ability, and communication needs.
“Hearing tests” like the ones offered through appointments at WIDHH are full assessments of your hearing ability, speech understanding ability, and communication needs. “Hearing tests” take 30 minutes to 1 hour, are performed by a Registered Audiologist such as the hearing health professionals at WIDHH, and typically involve a fee.
“Hearing screenings” are abbreviated versions of hearing tests. “Hearing screenings” only screen for your ability to hear different tones, and only indicate if a hearing loss is present or not. “Hearing screenings” take less than 15 minutes and can be performed by any number of individuals. If a hearing evaluation is advertised as free, it is usually a “hearing screening”.
A hearing test appointment with WIDHH’s hearing health professionals include:
Your initial hearing test at WIDHH usually takes 1½ hours. Because of the detailed nature of WIDHH’s hearing test appointment, there is a $75 fee. If it is determined that you would benefit from hearing aids, this fee can be put towards the cost of any new aids that you purchase (within 6 months of the hearing test).
Book a hearing test with a WIDHH hearing health professional today!