October is Audiology Awareness Month: How’s Your Hearing?
Hearing loss is the third most common physical condition behind arthritis and heart disease. Approximately 48 million Americans report some degree of hearing loss. While age is the strongest predictor of hearing loss, you may be surprised to know that over half of Americans with hearing loss are under the age of 65.
In response to this significant public health issue, National Audiology Awareness Month in October is the perfect time to think about our hearing health!
An Audiologist is a licensed and clinically experienced health-care professional who specializes in evaluating, diagnosing and treating people with hearing loss. After a diagnostic evaluation, your Audiologist will discuss the results with you and recommend any appropriate follow up. If any potential medical concern is noted, we may recommend you see your primary care physician or an ear, nose and throat physician. If hearing aids are appropriate for you, your Audiologist is an expert in the selection and fitting of appropriate hearing aids.
In today’s world, there are many avenues to purchasing hearing aids. Please remember this: Success with hearing aids is more than just purchasing a device. You will have an ongoing relationship with your hearing aid provider; choose wisely! The cost of hearing aids may seem to vary widely but make sure to consider the services being provided as part of your investment. We believe face-to-face care is important. We truly want to see you succeed. Follow up appointments for cleanings, fine-tuning or simply asking questions will likely be needed over time.
A hearing screening will test your ability to hear different sounds. If you pass the screening, your hearing is in the normal range. If you do not pass, you should consider a full hearing evaluation with an Audiologist. If you have already been diagnosed with hearing loss and are considering purchasing hearing aids, we would be honored to guide you on your path to better hearing!
*Now is a great time to have your hearing checked! On Tuesday, October 29, 2019 we will be offering FREE HEARING SCREENINGS at all Audiology Consultants’ offices *
CALL TODAY to reserve your time!
UNITY POINT CLINIC HAMMOND HENRY HOSP
2215 EAST 52nd ST., #2 600 VALLEY VIEW DR. 3426 NORTH PORT DR., #500 600 COLLEGE AVE.
DAVENPORT, IA 52807 MOLINE, IL 61265 MUSCATINE, IA 52761 GENESEO, IL 61254
563-355-7712 309-517-3889 563-264-9406 309-944-9181