4 Jul 2010

Hearings tests advised for over-50s

5:01 pm on 4 July 2010

An American audiologist visiting New Zealand is recommending everyone aged over 50 gets their hearing checked regularly.

Alison Grimes says hearing loss is a significant issue and is best addressed through early intervention.

Dr Grimes says left untreated, hearing loss results in a poorer quality of life.

She says age related hearing loss can be difficult for sufferers to identify as it often happens gradually.