When Was The Last Time That You Had Your Hearing Tested?
We all regularly visit our dentist for check-ups, we regularly visit our physician to test our blood pressure and cholesterol – yet hardly any of us regularly test our hearing.
Our biggest frustration is that we spend most of our time helping patients when it’s too late in order to salvage what remains of their hearing, whereas if they had visited us upon noticing the first signs of hearing loss, we would have been in a much stronger position to do something about it.
With a recent report suggesting that 1 in 8 Americans have a hearing loss in both ears and the World Health Organization recently published that they predict 1.1 billion young people are to be affected by hearing loss, the importance of regular hearing tests has never been more important.
One of the toughest parts of hearing loss is that it happens very gradually – in the same way that you don’t notice your child aging until you compare them to an older picture – your hearing loss happens very slowly that it’s difficult to make comparable differences to what it used to be like.
This is why your loved ones often notice a hearing loss before you do.
If you have any concerns and would like a comprehensive hearing test to determine if you have any form of hearing loss and understand what you may be missing, then you can schedule an appointment by completing the form on this page or calling us at (410) 944-3100.
Schedule a Hearing Assessment
Simply complete this form and a member of our team will call you back shortly to confirm availability and find a mutually available time.
What Happens at a Hearing Assessment?
1. A Warm Welcome
We want to understand the reasons that you’ve decided to have your hearing tested and the signs that you have experienced prior to your visit.
This may be what your family has said, the things you feel you’re missing out on, or whether you’re experiencing any ringing in the ears.
2. A Look In Your Ears
We’ll take a visual look into your ears to ensure that everything is looking healthy. We’re checking to see if there’s anything physically blocking your ear canal and that your eardrum is intact.
Some patients that believe they’re experiencing a hearing loss find that something is physically blocking their ear canal, including things like earwax and fluff.
3. You'll Enter The Sound Booth
A hearing test is very simple. You’ll wear some headphones and we’ll give you a button. Very simply, when you hear a sound, you’ll press the button.
We’ll be testing different pitches and intensity levels, all aimed at understanding what you can hear and what you can’t hear.
4. We'll Review Your Results
The results of your hearing test are then plotted onto an Audiogram, which we will present to you.
This graph will highlight where you are hearing well and what you are struggling to hear, allowing us to put a plan in place in order to help you hear better.
Request a Callback
It’s often the small things that hold us back from making a positive decision, whether it’s a question, or a concern.
That’s why, at Audiology Associates, a hearing care expert is on hand to help. Simply complete this form and when our hearing expert is available, she will call you for a friendly no-obligation conversation to answer your questions.