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Should I have a hearing test?

Updated: Oct 3, 2023

Around 11 million people in the UK suffer from hearing loss, so please don’t feel alone.

We get it, though; finding out that you have a hearing problem can be a worrying prospect - so it’s hardly a surprise that so many people put off having a hearing test. But having a hearing test isn’t that scary, and what’s more, if a problem is identified, the chances are you’ll find that putting a solution in place will help improve your lifestyle and wellbeing. Getting your hearing checked should be as regular as an eye or dental appointment.

So, how do you know if you need a hearing test? Here are five signs that you should book one today.

You find yourself turning up the TV or radio

Are you finding that you have to regularly turn up the TV or radio a lot? Perhaps you’ve noticed you’re struggling to hear the TV or radio when on? If this sounds familiar, it could be a sign that you need a hearing test.

And remember, it might just be a buildup of ear wax, but it’s always best to get it checked out, so you can get any issues sorted sooner rather than later.

You struggle to understand speech

Do you find it hard to hear people when they speak? Without realising it, you might be straining to listen or have started to read people’s lips when they’re talking because you can’t hear them very well. As a consequence of struggling to hear, you might also have to ask people to repeat themselves.

It’s worth noting that struggling with speech might be more apparent in busy spaces. You might’ve unknowingly started to avoid particularly busy places because you struggle so much.

You keep missing the doorbell or phone ring

If you regularly miss the doorbell or your phone ring, book a hearing test today. Often, people struggle to hear certain pitches, so if missing doorbells, alarms, and phones ringing seem to be reoccurring, hearing loss could be at the heart of these issues.

If you have a constant ringing in your ears

A very common indication of hearing problems is a persistent ringing in your ears. It can be very loud, or you can barely notice it - either way, it’s always best to get it checked out to find a solution to best treat the ringing.

You twist your body to hear people

Are you finding yourself twisting your body or ear towards the conversation so you can hear things better? While repositioning your body to make hearing easier or cupping your ear to drown out any background noise might help short-term, you must find a more permanent solution - and the first step is booking yourself a hearing test.

Book a hearing test today

If any of the above sounds familiar, get in touch with Hear Pure today. We provide free hearing tests in Wirral, Chester.

At Hear Pure, we recognise just how isolating and frustrating it can be when suffering from hearing loss. Contact us today to book your free hearing tests in Cheadle, Chester & Wirral. By booking a hearing test with us today, we will be able to help you both short and long-term.

Also, learn more about our discount hearing aids here.

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