Hearing Testing



Approximately 60 million Americans have hearing loss. This common health concern can significantly impact your quality of life, making it difficult to connect with loved ones or enjoy all the sounds around you.

Recognizing the early signs of hearing loss and taking steps to address it can lead to improved communication, social interactions, and overall well-being. At Better Hearing Associates, we're committed to offering comprehensive hearing tests and hearing solutions to address any hearing concerns you may have.


Early Signs of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can develop gradually over time, making it easy to overlook the early signs and symptoms. Knowing these early signs can help you identify potential issues and seek intervention right away. Common early signs of hearing loss may include:

  • Difficulty understanding speech, especially in noisy environments.
  • Frequently asking others to repeat themselves or speak more loudly.
  • Turning up the volume on the television or radio to levels that others find too loud.
  • Struggling to hear high-pitched sounds or consonant sounds like "s," "sh," or "th."
  • Feeling fatigued or stressed after social gatherings or conversations.

If you or a loved one are experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule a hearing evaluation with a qualified hearing healthcare professional to assess your hearing health and determine the most appropriate course of action.

Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

Addressing hearing loss early offers numerous benefits that extend beyond simply improving your ability to hear. Some of the key advantages of treating hearing loss include:
  • Improved Communication: Treating hearing loss can enhance your ability to understand speech, making conversations clearer and more enjoyable.
  • Enhanced Social Interactions: Hearing loss can lead to feelings of isolation and withdrawal from social activities. By addressing hearing loss, you can reconnect with friends, family, and loved ones, improving your overall quality of life.
  • Reduced Risk of Cognitive Decline: Research has shown a link between untreated hearing loss and an increased risk of cognitive decline, including conditions like dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Treating hearing loss can help preserve cognitive function and reduce the risk of cognitive impairment.
  • Increased Safety and Awareness: Hearing loss can impact your ability to detect important environmental sounds, such as alarms, sirens, or approaching vehicles. Treating hearing loss can improve situational awareness and safety, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries.
  • Enhanced Emotional Well-being: Untreated hearing loss can take a toll on your emotional health, leading to feelings of frustration, anxiety, and depression. Addressing hearing loss can improve emotional well-being and overall mental health.

By taking proactive steps to address hearing loss, you can enjoy a fuller, more vibrant life and maintain your independence as you age.

Confirming Hearing Loss Through Professional Testing


If you suspect you may have hearing loss, the next step is to book a comprehensive hearing evaluation with a qualified hearing healthcare professional. During your hearing test, your specialist will conduct various assessments to measure your hearing abilities, identify any hearing loss, and determine the extent and type of hearing loss you may have.

While online hearing tests and self-assessment tools are available, professional hearing testing offers the most accurate and reliable results. Your specialist will walk you through several tests, including pure-tone audiometry, speech audiometry, and other specialized tests, to assess your hearing across different frequencies and in various listening environments.

Following your hearing evaluation, we’ll discuss your results and recommend the most appropriate treatment options based on your individual needs and preferences. Whether you’d benefit from hearing aids, assistive listening devices, or other interventions, our team at Better Hearing Associates is here to provide personalized care and support every step of the way.

Don't let hearing loss hold you back from enjoying life to the fullest. Schedule a hearing evaluation with Better Hearing Associates today and take the next step toward better hearing.


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