As we get older, our auditory system ages with us – leading to the gradual loss of the ability to hear higher frequency sounds. This is the most common type of sensorineural hearing loss, known as presbycusis, or age-related hearing loss. It can begin as early as our 30’s, though most of us will not start to notice until at least our mid-50’s.
For some, age-related hearing loss can be hereditary but it can also be caused by our everyday environmental factors such as long or repeated exposure to loud noises. Though there is currently no cure for presbycusis, in many cases, hearing aids can help.
If you’re curious to know how old your hearing is, take our Frequency Test!
Please note this test is not an official hearing test, but may help determine if there are possible problems with your hearing. If you feel you may be experiencing hearing problems, contact New Generation Hearing Centers today for a free consultation!