Annual Hearing-Health Check
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) states the following about hearing testing:
Hearing screening tests provide a quick and cost effective way to separate people into two groups: a pass group and a fail group. Those who pass hearing screening are presumed to have no hearing loss. Those who fail are in need of an in-depth evaluation by an audiologist and may also need follow-up care from other professionals.
Hearing screening occurs from birth throughout the adult years when requested, when conditions occur that increase risk for hearing loss, or when mandated by state and local laws or practices.
It is recommended that all hearing screening programs be conducted under the supervision of an audiologist holding the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).
We offer hearing-health checks for every age group
One of our missions is to offer hearing screenings to the community. They are performed by professional audiologists, take about 15 minutes to complete, and are painless. For adults —anyone 19 and older — there is no cost for a hearing check with us.
We also offer professional hearing checks for
- Newborns and infants
- Older infants and toddlers
- School-age children and adolescents (5-18 years of age)
- To learn more about risk factors and screening techniques for these populations, click here.
Why should adults get their hearing checked?
Here's what ASHA has to say about this.
Hearing loss is a prevalent chronic condition among adults of all ages. It is recognized that hearing loss increases as a function of age, especially for frequencies at 2000 Hz and above.
However, adults tend to ignore its effects, delay their decision to seek audiological services, and tend to put off recommended treatments.
While more than 30% of people over 65 have some type or hearing loss, 14% of those between 45 and 64 have hearing loss. Close to 8 million people between the ages of 18 and 44 have hearing loss.
Adult hearing screening programs are considered voluntary. It is recommended, however, that adults be screened at least every decade through age 50 and at 3-year intervals thereafter.
To schedule your check, call 708-599-9500
➤ For a PDF with the information on this page, go to Downloads and click, Hearing Screenings Brief.pdf.