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Do You Need A Hearing Test?
Your hearing is a precious gift – one you need to take care of or run the risk of losing.
There are several levels of hearing evaluation, from a basic hearing test to more complex diagnostic tests for specific problems.

 
Basic Hearing Testing
A basic hearing test is performed in a quiet area (preferably a Sound Booth) with an audiometer, a device that produces various pitch sounds (frequencies) at different levels (intensities). The person responds to the sounds by either raising his/her hand or pushing a button. Results are then charted on an audiogram, which gives the tester an indication of whether hearing is within normal limits or if a problem may exist. If a hearing loss is detected, more testing can be performed to better define the possible cause or extent of the hearing loss.
If you have specific questions about your personal situation give us a call or send us an email with your questions.
To learn more about hearing tests in Fort Bragg call 707-962-9230, or on the South Coast, Gualala 707-884-9059.
Hearing Self Assessment Test
Most hearing loss develope gradually, so the signs are difficult to detect.
Ask yourself these questions to evaluate how you are hearing.
Please take the time to answer each question as accurately as possible.

1. Are your family or friends complaining about your hearing?

2. Does background noise bother you?

3. Is it sometimes hard to hear the conversation on the telephone?

4. Do you often turn the volume up on the TV or radio?

9. Do you sometimes not hear the doorbell or telephone ring?

6. Do people seem to mumble or speak in a softer voice more than they use to?

7. Do you frequently need to ask people to repeat themselves?

8. Do you sometimes miss key words in a sentence?

10. Do you feel tired or irritable after a long conversation?

5. Do you have difficulty understanding the conversation in a crowded room?

If you answered YES to two or more of these questions, you may want to schedule a hearing test by giving us a call.
To learn more about hearing tests in Fort Bragg call 707-962-9230, or on the South Coast, Gualala 707-884-9059.
If you should have an actual hearing loss further testing will help us direct an appropriate course of action.