Should I Wait to Get my Hearing Checked?
A recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine suggests that people with compromised hearing are at risk of developing cognitive deficits — problems with memory and thinking — sooner than those whose hearing is intact.
Your personal relationships may be suffering as you argue over what your spouse said and what you heard or the fact that the TV is turned up too loud.
Having a hearing loss is exhausting. Hour after hour, and day after day of trying to piece together what’s going on can be an emotionally and physically draining process.
Even if you think you aren’t having too much of a problem right now, a hearing test now can serve as a baseline for future tests.
Signs of a Hearing Loss
Hearing loss is a sudden or gradual decrease in how well you can hear. Having trouble hearing can make it hard 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. Here are a few signs that you might have hearing loss.
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?
Your First Visit
What to expect during your first visit.
Don’t be nervous. A hearing evaluation is a painless procedure. We’ll ask a few questions. Take a look inside your ear and perform a battery of tests. The test will include listening to a series of tones and a list of words. At the completion of the test, we’ll provide you with an explanation of the results and a list of recommendations. The entire