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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

When the smoke gets in your ears

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 28, 2019 9:04:00 AM

Cigarette smoke gets in your lungs, your blood stream and your ears putting you at higher risk for any number of costly health conditions – cancer, heart disease, respiratory ailments and now you can add hearing loss to that list.

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Topics: hearing loss, hearing appointment, cause of hearing loss, hearing screenings, Comorbidities, schedule an appointment, Cardiovascular Disease, Hearing Loss Prevention, smoking, illness & disease

New app allows you to 'find your quiet space.'

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 30, 2019 11:46:06 AM

It seems that modern restaurants tend to favor exposed duct work, open concept floor plans, and loud-bass heavy music over acoustical quality. Learn how a new app can help you ‘find your quiet place.

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Topics: noise, hearing, communication, hearing loss, why you should address hearing loss, noise-induced hearing loss, loud noises, hearing screenings, Hearing Loss Prevention

Better Hearing & Speech Month 2019: ‘Communication across the lifespan’

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 16, 2019 8:27:35 AM

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM), and this year’s theme is “Communication across the lifespan,” a good time to pause and consider the importance of good hearing, regardless of your age. 

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Topics: noise, hearing, communication, hearing loss, hearing appointment, why you should address hearing loss, May BHSM, noise-induced hearing loss, loud noises, hearing screenings, schedule an appointment, Hearing Benefit, Hearing Loss Prevention

Our Top 5 Blog Posts from 2018

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jan 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Our ears are buzzing! You told us what you wanted to know about hearing loss care and prevention in 2018. Check out our top 5 blog posts from the past year. Read them again or share with a friend to keep the conversation going!

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Topics: hearing loss, hearing screenings, Audiologists, Hearing Education, allergies, evolution of hearing aids, Cognitive Ability

5 Reasons to Get Your Hearing Checked in 2019

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Dec 31, 2018 11:30:00 AM

Did you struggle to hear your family members at this year’s holiday gatherings?  Have you found yourself saying ‘What?’ more than normal? Has your spouse repeatedly complained that the TV is too loud? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it might be time to get your hearing checked.

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Topics: hearing loss, hearing screenings, Hearing Education, Alzheimer's Prevention, Cognitive Ability, New Years Resolution

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

School Screenings May Miss High-Frequency Hearing Losses

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Aug 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: children, hearing screenings, Untreated Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss in Children, noise exposure, NIHL, social skills, relationships, self-esteem

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

Are you risking your hearing?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 25, 2018 8:21:00 AM

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Living your life doesn't have to mean putting yourself at risk for permanent hearing loss.  It also does not mean that you need to opt out of certain activities in order to prevent hearing loss.  Knowing what frequent activities can negatively affect our hearing long-term and taking steps to eliminate or take protective measures in the future can do wonders! So, what are some things that cause hearing loss?

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Topics: noise, hearing loss, hearing appointment, noise-induced hearing loss, loud noises, medications, hearing screenings, Comorbidities, schedule an appointment, Hearing Loss Prevention, noise exposure, medication, smoking, illness & disease, birth defects, head injury

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