A hearing screening is a quick test to see how well you hear. You either pass or fail the screening. This type of screening is appropriate for people 18 years and older. If you pass, the screening suggests you are less likely to experience hearing concerns. You can continue with annual hearing screenings. If you fail the screening, or if you have other concerns about your hearing, then you need more in-depth testing done by an audiologist to see if you have a hearing loss and what treatment options may be right for you.
Audiologists are health care professionals who provide patient-centered care in the prevention, identification, diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment of hearing, balance, and other related disorders for people of all ages. Visit ASHA ProFind to locate a professional in your area.
Good hearing health has positive benefits for brain health and memory, communication, and relationships. While this hearing screening may not be appropriate for everyone, we hope that you will find it is useful in identifying whether you have hearing loss that can impact your overall wellbeing.