I hope that this story might make an impact on folks so they take hearing testing seriously. I have been a participant in the on-site hearing testing program done by Workplace Medical Corporation at our Mississauga plant since 2008. The scores were poor in my left ear and getting progressively worse in the lower frequencies. From the 2010 test, the low frequency hearing was significantly worse compared to 2009. I went to my doctor and it was found that I had an acoustic neuroma. The tumor had grown to an extent where it could have caused facial paralysis to half of my face. The surgery removed the tumour. Unfortunately the inner ear had to be removed, however, if it were not for regular hearing testing the outcome could have been much worse.