Do You Have Hearing Loss?
Knowing the status of your hearing health is just plain smart.
Even if you don’t think you have a hearing loss, you might. In fact, it can take years to recognize hearing loss. After all, for so many, it comes on gradually. Oftentimes it is our children, spouse or friends recognizing the loss first because they must make the effort to come closer, repeat themselves or speak louder than normal. One of the most frequently heard sentences heard in our office is “I can hear but not always understand what someone is saying”, leading the person to think others ‘have a soft voice’ or ‘mumble’.
Many people don’t realize how easy it is to get a hearing test and how straightforward the test itself is.
The hearing test itself is fairly simple. Most include three basic components:
- Questions about your hearing and general health;
- A look at your ear canal and eardrum with a special magnifying light called an otoscope while you are seated; and
- A series of sound prompts played for you while you are seated in a glassed sound booth with specially designed headphones. The hearing care professional called an Audiologist will communicate with you through the headphones to determine if you are hearing different types of sounds and words at different volumes.
So don’t wait another day to learn the status of your hearing health. Call our office for an appointment.
We look forward to providing you with better hearing and greater quality of life for you and your loved ones.