Hearing Screenings, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loops
As the child of a hard of hearing woman (who spent her last dozen years completely deaf), I experienced my first hearing screening as a high school student. Sure enough, my hearing loss pattern mirrored my mother's increasing low-frequency loss - thus alerting me to my likely future.
While in graduate school at the University of Iowa, I was rescreened at its Medical School. Given the unusual nature of my "reverse slope" loss, I was called in for a "case of the week" group interview before physicians, residents, and audiologists. In the end, their search for a serious brain disorder turned up nothing.