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Hearing Screening or Hearing Test: What's the Difference?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jun 27, 2019 5:11:03 PM

Hearing screening, hearing test, hearing evaluation. You may have heard all of these terms at one point or another. What's the difference?  Is there a difference?  

If you've ever wondered about this and what exactly is involved when you have your hearing checked, you're not alone.

Hearing screenings indicate whether or not hearing loss is present and the results consist of either pass or fail. A screening does not show the type or degree of hearing loss, but rather is an indicator to whether further testing is recommended. 

If your screening signals that you may have hearing loss, the next step would be to have your hearing tested. While a screening is quickly performed, a hearing test is more detailed and thorough. Through headphones, you listen for a series of tones, ranging from low to high frequencies. This testing reveals the faintest tone you can hear at each frequency; the results are charted on an audiogram. This hearing test is known as pure-tone testing and helps to identify the type, degree, and configuration of hearing loss.

A hearing evaluation may be comprised of hearing tests and a consultation with the hearing care provider. They will likely take in your hearing health history, conduct a visual ear inspection with an otoscope that allows them to view the ear canal, and then discuss your results along with their recommendations for how to best address any hearing loss.

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association recommends those below age 50 to have their hearing screening every decade and for those 50 and older, to have their hearing screened every 3 years.

If you're concerned about your hearing, the first step may be to schedule a hearing screening





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Topics: hearing test, hearing exam, hearing screenings, hearing evaluation

How to recognize hearing loss in your child

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 11, 2019 10:08:00 AM

The carefree days of being a kid. Hanging with friends, going to school, joining clubs and playing sports. But some children can struggle in the classroom or with these social settings simply because they may not be hearing as they should.

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Topics: children, hearing test, May BHSM, schedule an appointment, Hearing Education, Hearing Loss in Children

Just how bad is your hearing loss?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Oct 9, 2018 3:50:00 PM

You have an inkling that something is wrong with your hearing. But it’s not always bad. For example, perhaps you can clearly hear and understand a friend who’s visiting you at home. But in a busy restaurant, it’s almost impossible to have the same conversation. Like a lot of other health conditions, hearing loss comes in various types and degrees, and no two people experience it exactly the same way.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing test, hearing screenings, hearing evaluation, hearing healthcare provider

It's back to school time - Are your children classroom ready?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Aug 7, 2018 9:15:00 AM

Supply lists, school clothes, physicals – it’s all part of back to school time. But there may be an important item not on your list to get your children classroom ready.

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Topics: children, hearing test, schedule an appointment, Hearing Education, Hearing Loss in Children

Eat Well...for your hearing

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jul 17, 2018 10:37:00 AM

Food is one of the most important parts of life.  Too much or not enough of the right type of food and nutrients can be detrimental. The same is true for the impact of food to our hearing.  Obesity and diabetes both have strong correlations to hearing loss.  Food also offers nutrients that are beneficial to your hearing.

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Topics: Protection, Tinnitus, hearing loss, hearing test, Diabetes, obesity, age-related hearing loss, nutrients, free radicals, Food & Hearing Loss, cell damage

Yanny or Laurel? Why everyone hears differently...

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jun 4, 2018 9:26:00 AM
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Topics: exposure, hearing loss, protect, hearing test, excessive noise exposure, noise-induced hearing loss, noise exposure, medication, smoking, illness & disease, Yanny v Laurel, environmental, ototoxic drugs, frequency, infections

Better Hearing & Speech Month: How you can reduce your risk of hearing loss

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 24, 2018 10:37:00 AM

May is Better Speech and Hearing month. Contrary to popular belief, a majority of people who have hearing loss are under the age of 65, according to the Better Hearing Institute (BHI). Furthermore, the BHI estimates that hearing loss affects more than 6 million Americans between the ages of 18 and 44. Nearly 1.5 million are of school age. So, what causes hearing loss, if it isn’t necessarily the result of growing older? And can anything be done to prevent it? Exposure to excessive noise is one of the leading risk factors — and one that’s largely preventable. Following are steps you can take to reduce your risks:

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Topics: hearing protection, hearing loss, hearing test, Medications that harm your hearing, May BHSM, excessive noise exposure, summer concerts, concerts, ototoxic, medications, Hearing Loss Prevention, noise exposure, better hearing & speech month

3 things you can do for Better Hearing & Speech Month

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 8, 2018 9:44:00 AM

It's May and that means it's Better Hearing and Speech Month. Better Hearing and Speech Month raises awareness about hearing and speech disorders. It encourages all of us to consider hearing and communication issues.

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Topics: hearing, hearing loss, hearing test, May BHSM, Visual Communication, hearing screenings, better hearing & speech month

Healthy heart, healthy hearing

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Feb 20, 2018 9:34:00 AM

February is American Heart Month, so show your heart some love. It's a great time to take charge of your cardiovascular health, make a few lifestyle changes and learn something new.

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Topics: hearing loss, heart-healthy, heart disease, hearing test, hearing exam, heart attacks, heart health, Hearing and the heart, Comorbidities, American Heart Month, Cardiovascular Health

3 reasons to resolve to check your hearing in 2018

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Dec 28, 2017 12:30:00 PM

What's on your resolution list for the New Year? Lose a few pounds, exercise more or try a new hobby? What about getting your hearing checked?

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing test, hearing exam, why you should address hearing loss

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