& Hearing Health Assessment
& Hearing Health Assessment
Hearing Impact is a measure of how much any hearing problems affect your day-to-day life. The questions look at the emotional impact (whether a hearing problem affects your emotional responses to situations) and the social impact (whether a hearing problem affects the way you interact with people).
Audibility is a measure of how loud sound needs to be before you can hear it. A slight loss of audibility means you likely have no problems hearing sounds in quiet environments, and may have a few problems hearing sounds in noisy environments.
A loss of extended audibility can make it more difficult to recognise where sounds are coming from ("localisation"), perceive quality of music, and can make it harder to understand speech when there are other people talking nearby ("speech-in-speech recognition").
Intelligibility in Quiet is a measure of how well your auditory system can process speech sounds at a clear speaking volume. This means you will mishear occasional words when following a conversation in a quiet environment.
Intelligibility in Noise is a measure of how well your auditory system can process speech when there is other noise in the background. It is a measure of how loud the background noise can become before it starts to affect your ability to follow a conversation.
Your Tinnitus Impact score is a measure of difficulties you may be experiencing because of tinnitus. Moderate tinnitus, particularly when there is also some hearing loss present, can often be helped with tinnitus education and hearing aids.
Your Balance Score is an indication of your risk of falling. Hearing loss is also known to be linked with fall risk, with poorer audibility scores correlating with higher incidence of falling. Wearing hearing aids to treat hearing loss is thought to improve environmental awareness and can in part reduce fall risk.
The sleep assessment considers a number of subcategories of sleep: the quality of sleep, how quickly you can get to sleep and how long you sleep for, how efficient your sleep is, whether your sleep is disturbed, whether you use sleeping medications and whether your sleep behaviours affect you during the day.
Hearing loss has been linked to changes in memory, with poorer hearing increasing the risk of poorer memory and thinking. Changes in memory and thinking can show up as memory loss, trouble thinking of the right word, having trouble focusing, and difficulty with problem-solving and decision-making.
Ear Hygiene is a measure of whether there is anything blocking your ear canal that could be affecting your hearing. The more blocked (“occluded”) your ear canal is, the lower your Ear Hygiene score.
Resonate's team of audiologists and health navigators have decades of industry experience, among the best in NZ.
Ear360will give you a complete profile of your hearing, so you have a better picture of your health and wellness.
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No matter your job, lifestyle or age (18+), we'll make recommendations to help you protect and nurture your hearing.
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