Today more than ever it is vitally important for all those 60 years and older to have their hearing screened at least once a year. Hearing loss is usually a very gradual process and you may be the last to realize that you are indeed not hearing properly.
A screening consists of listening to some electronic sounds through headsets. It does not matter if you hear the sounds loudly or just barely. The purpose is to determine the point you can barely hear the sounds. This is called your threshold of hearing. If your threshold is above or within the normal range your hearing is fine. If it falls below that range, your hearing and understanding ability are compromised, and your quality of life could be affected.