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Is It Time for a Hearing Test?
Hearing loss is a sudden or gradual decrease in how well you can hear. It is one of the most common conditions affecting older and elderly adults. Having trouble hearing can make it hard to understand and follow a doctor’s advice, to respond to warnings, and to hear doorbells and alarms. It can also make it hard to enjoy talking with friends and family. All of this can be frustrating, embarrassing, and even dangerous.
Do others complain the TV is too loud?
Do you have trouble hearing in a noisy room?
Do you have more trouble hearing women than men?
Do you ask others to repeat themselves?
Do you avoid going out because you’ll struggle to hear?
Do you notice any ringing or buzzing sounds in either ear?
What to Expect During Your Visit
A visit to any healthcare provider can be stressful for some people. Having an idea of what to expect before your first visit to our office can help to lower the stress levels.
Detailed Case History
We’ll begin by taking a detailed history. We’ll ask a series of questions about your medical, work and personal life as it relates to your ears and your hearing.
The next step is an examination of your ears. We’ll thoroughly examine your ears for any physical condition that might indicate a need for a medical referral.
Middle Ear Testing
Impedance or Immittance Audiometry gives us an idea of how well the eardrum, the middle ear bones and a few of your ears reflexes are working.
Pure Tone Testing
This is what you probably think of as a “hearing test”. Your hearing levels are measured using tones and words. Providing us with sensitivity levels and discrimination ability.
Getting Started is Easy
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Convincing Someone They Need a Hearing Test
You are married to, live with, or love someone who is struggling to hear. How do you convince them that it’s time to get their hearing checked? The quickest way to bring someone around to the realization that they might be having a problem hearing is to stop being a human hearing aid. Frequent repetitions, tolerating the volume louder than you know it should be and repeating someone else’s conversation to them is a sign that you are becoming their hearing aids. People wait an average of 5 years to do something about their hearing loss. The sooner they do something about the problem; the happy everyone will be.
Is hearing loss tied to depression?
Research shows that hearing loss is associated with an increased risk of depression in adults of all ages, but is most pronounced in 18 to 69-year-olds. Research also shows that the use of hearing aids reduces depressive symptoms.
Can hearing loss be linked to dementia?
Research not only shows a connection between hearing loss and dementia, but a Johns Hopkins study of older adults found that hearing loss actually accelerates brain function decline. Some experts believe that interventions, like hearing aids, could potentially delay or prevent dementia. Research is ongoing.
Is hearing loss common in adults with diabetes?
Studies show that people with diabetes are twice as likely to have hearing loss. When broken down by age, one study showed that those 60 and younger are at greater risk.
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