Why Should You Schedule a Hearing Test?
Did you know that 466 million people around the globe have hearing loss?* Hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition after diabetes and cancer.** Hearing loss has far-reaching effects on your health, so getting a baseline hearing test and annual follow-up tests can help you catch it early. Most of the time hearing problems begin gradually, without discomfort or pain. What’s more, family members often learn to adapt to someone’s hearing loss, without even realizing they are doing it.
How do I Know if I Need a Hearing Test?
The signs of hearing loss may be subtle and difficult to identify at first. It may often take years for a person to realize or admit they are experiencing a loss in hearing. If you experience any of the following, you may want to consider scheduling a comprehensive hearing test.
Common Signs of Hearing Loss
A thorough hearing test is easy and painless, and it will get you started on your path to better hearing. Hearing tests occur in a quiet, sound-treated room (booth) or enclosure designed to keep out any other noises which might affect your hearing exam scores, such as the heater, air conditioner or office environment. You will be asked to wear headphones or soft earplugs with wires connected to an instrument called an audiometer that is used to conduct the test.
What To Expect at Your Appointment
We will visually examine your ears and test your hearing to determine the type of hearing loss you have. Your results will be illustrated in an audiogram that we will explain thoroughly.
We will ask you about the types of places and listening environments your frequent most often to determine the range of sound settings and technological features appropriate for your lifestyle.
Hearing Aid Options
We will show you the different hearing aids that are designed for your level of hearing loss as well as your preferences for size, color, and invisibility.
We have hearing solutions for every lifestyle and budget. We will check into the insurance and financing options available to you. Many insurances now provide coverage for hearing aids. Some even cover 100% of the total cost.
Next Steps After Testing
Once your testing is complete, if you have hearing loss, your hearing aid professional will recommend the proper treatment. For most people with mild to moderate hearing loss, that means hearing aids. Fortunately, in recent years, hearing aids have become increasingly smaller and more advanced, often able to connect directly with smartphones and other devices.
If you or a loved one is experiencing difficulty hearing, we invite you to set up an exclusive appointment by calling or scheduling online to get started on a journey to significantly enhance the quality of life through better hearing!
What are you waiting for? Schedule your appointment today!
**Centers for Disease Control & Prevention