Evaluating hearing loss is crucial to preventing further problems down the road. We all suffer the effects of our loud modern society throughout our lives and stopping hearing loss while we still have hearing, is very important. If a hearing loss is suspected, an appointment with a hearing health care professional should by made. There is no pain involved in a hearing test. Your medical history will be reviewed and a simple test administered. In a sound proof booth, you will wear a pair of headphones through which a series of tones will be presented. They will vary in frequency, that is how low or high the tone, in amplification, or loudness, and be presented in both ears separately. This hearing test will produce what. is called an audiogram. This is like a profile of your hearing. It indicates exactly where your hearing is lacking. After the age of 50, you should schedule a hearing test in the same week as your birthday. This is an easy way to remember this very important test. The information provided here is general in nature and should not substitute for the care and advice of a licensed health care provider.