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Hearing loss services

Untreated Hearing loss can lead to:

  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Brain Shrinkage

  • Falling

  • Social Isolation

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Free Hearing Screening

A hearing screening tests four frequencies at 25 dB. If the individual hears all four frequencies, they pass the screening. However, if the individual does not hear all four frequencies, further testing is recommended. A screening only determines the need for further testing.

 

Hearing Test or Audiologic Evaluation  (usually covered by insurance)

A hearing test examines all three parts of the ear.

 

• Outer Ear

- First, the audiologist will look in the ear to make sure there's no fluid or obstruction (infection). The pathway to the inner ear must be clear. If it is not, a medical doctor must see the patient to treat the cause of the obstruction.

 

• Middle Ear

- Tympanometry is performed to test ear drum movement, the presence of fluid, and to confirm the absence of eustachian tube dysfunction.

- Acoustic Reflex Testing is performed to check the muscles of the middle ear to see if it contracts in the presence of loud sound.

 

• Inner Ear

- Speech and Tone Testing- to discover the full range of a patient's hearing

• Test thresholds- testing the softest sounds that are audible

• Test MCL- testing the most comfortable level of hearing

• Test UCL- testing the most uncomfortable level of hearing

- Air and Bone Conduction

Don’t ignore hearing loss, it can be detrimental to your health.

For more information and to fi nd out how we can help,

Call today to make an appointment.

 

Please call 434-200-8753 to schedule a Free Hearing Screening!

Together, these tests tell the audiologist what type of hearing loss the individual has and where the loss is located. Our caring, professional staff is available to provide a full range of diagnostic testing and state-of-the-art hearing aid services. The team of audiologists and physicians is dedicated to providing clinical excellence and unsurpassed patient service.

 

Risk of Untreated Hearing loss- research articles

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/hearing_loss_and_dementia_linked_in_study

 

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/hearing_loss_linked_to_accelerated_brain_tissue_loss_

 

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/hearing_loss_linked_to_three_fold_risk_of_falling