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Would I benefit from a hearing test?

I am a 28 year old woman will suspected hearing loss. It has never been a problem in the past because I have learnt to lip read to confirm what I had heard. I have the biggest problem with hearing everyday conversations, the television (even in a quiet room) and very often will mishear an entire sentence rather than the odd word. I have had a new job for the last three years and I am finding it more and more difficult to hear what my colleagues say as well as my customers. I am finding my lip reading is letting me down now, and I cannot understand some people. At home, in a quieter environment (no kids, pets, etc) I cannot hear the television unless it is quite loud, but my neighbours have complained about the increase in volume. I have never had a hearing test before. Would I benefit from a test and hearing aids?

Answer: 

28 is a very young age to be losing your hearing. I would strongly recommend that you contact your GP and ask for a referral for a hearing test. Investigation into the possible cause of your difficulties is necessary for the most appropriate treatment to be found.

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