About 40 million American men and women suffer from hearing loss today, making it one of the most common chronic medical conditions among older individuals. In addition, there are many more men and women who don’t realize they have a hearing loss because their hearing has never been tested or an evaluation hasn’t been conducted for years.
Multiple studies have shown the devastating effect even a mild hearing loss can have when left untreated. Men and women who don’t receive appropriate care for their hearing loss suffer from problems like:
- social isolation
- frustration and irritability
- sadness and depression
- social isolation
- lower earning power
- problems with work performance
- cognitive decline, including an increased risk for dementia
Plus, because most doctors don’t perform routine hearing evaluations as part of a physical exam, many men and women live for years without realizing their own need for hearing loss intervention.
At Beltone, Having your Hearing Tested Is Easy — and Free!
Beltone has built its reputation as a leading provider of hearing health services for men and women across the country and around the world. In addition to leading the way in the development and design of novel hearing technology, Beltone centers offer free hearing screenings using state-of-the-art technology for comprehensive testing that yields the most accurate results. Each screening is conducted by hearing specialists with extensive experience in testing and results interpretation, which means you can feel confident the assessment you receive will be the best available today. Free hearing tests are straightforward and painless. If you’ve never had one, here’s what to expect:
Personalized Hearing Health Assessment
Before your hearing test begins, you’ll be asked a series of questions about your symptoms, your lifestyle and your habits to provide a framework that can be used to aid in selecting the best hearing solution if a hearing problem is detected. This is your personalized hearing health assessment, or PHHA, and it can be a powerful tool in helping ensure you enjoy the best hearing possible in all types of environments.
Video Ear Scan
The hearing screening itself will begin with a video ear scan using a digital otoscope, a special instrument that provides a clear picture of your ear canal and eardrum. The video scan can be used to identify issues like earwax buildup, infection and other issues that can be impairing hearing and which could respond to medical intervention. Like the other portions of the hearing test, the video ear scan is complete painless, and it can be completed in just a few moments.
Audiometric testing uses computerized testing equipment to determine the extent of hearing loss and to help identify the underlying cause. During this assessment, you’ll be asked to listen to different types of sounds of varying levels of loudness and pitch to help pinpoint the areas of the ear involved in your hearing loss. Assessments will be used to measure the entire spectrum of hearing, including how well you hear spoken words and conversations and how well you can hear in both quiet and noisy environments.
Once the hearing test is complete, you’ll be able to use our proprietary Beltone AVETM system to “test drive” hearing aids so you can decide which one is best for your needs.
Request your hearing test today.
Taking the first step toward better hearing begins right now: Call Beltone toll-free at (888) 210-5846 or use our online form to request a free hearing test at one of our 27 locations in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. Can’t make it to us? No problem – fill out our form to request an in-home evaluation.