Should my boyfriend have his hearing tested?
My boyfriend is 28 and suffered with severe ear infections for most of his childhood. Both of his parents are losing their hearing and wear hearing aids, and I think he is going the same way. He can hear the television, radio etc fairly well but he can really struggle with hearing people taking. Especially me! I know that sounds like selective hearing but his parents and my own father all struggle to hear me sometimes. I am not quiet but someone once told me it could be my pitch or tone. Is it worth him getting his hearing tested?
28 is very young to start with hearing difficulties, even with a history of childhood ear infections. If he is at all concerned, the first step should be to speak to his GP who will be able to refer him on for a hearing test if appropriate.