Being around someone who is struggling with their hearing can be frustrating and it often puts a strain on relationships. Untreated hearing loss can cause a person to lose confidence, withdraw socially and become isolated and/or depressed. It has also been linked with increased risk of dementia and falls. We check our vision and clean our teeth regularly, but often we don’t give the same attention to our hearing. Hearing assessments should be a part of overall health checks after the age of 55. Baseline hearing assessments are important measures that help us monitor your hearing and any changes in hearing over time.