Most adults haven’t had their hearing tested since they were in grade school. At SCENT, we recommend that you have your hearing tested more often. Your hearing health should not be treated any differently than your dental health (2 cleanings per year) or your vision health (1 exam every 2 years). Having regular hearing tests help audiologists better understand how much your hearing has changed over time, and they will prescribe you treatment options accordingly.
Baseline Hearing Test for Young Adults
We recommend that young adults have a baseline hearing test at age 21. A baseline test will tell us what your hearing is at that point in time, and when you are older we can compare it to more recent tests to see how much your hearing has changed.
Regular Hearing Tests
After a baseline hearing test at age 21, we recommend that you have a hearing test every 10 years thereafter until age 50. After age 50, you should have a hearing test every 3 years.
A hearing screening is a quick test to see if you need a more comprehensive hearing test. Babies usually get screenings at birth, and kids get them at various times throughout grade school. Adults may have hearing screenings as part of their annual checkup or as part of a workplace health evaluation.
If you are concerned about your hearing or that of your child’s, give us a call at (661) 259-2500 and we’ll schedule a hearing screening for you. We see children as young as 2.5 years old. If you or your child pass the hearing screening, there won’t be a need for any further evaluation. If you or your child fail the hearing screening, we will do further testing to determine the type and severity of hearing loss and will prescribe the best treatment option available. If you suspect your child has a hearing loss, it is important to have his/her hearing evaluated as soon as possible, as hearing is a big part of learning development (e.g., speech, language, and social skills).
Our Hearing Evaluation
Our hearing evaluations are very thorough. We perform comprehensive hearing assessments for children, adults, and seniors. Our assessments are quick, usually taking no more than 20 minutes. Once completed, we will provide you with a complete report with the interpretation of results and recommendations. We will also send a copy of the report to your physician.
Contact us today to schedule your hearing evaluation. You may call us at (661) 259-2500 or go to our website and schedule an appointment online.