Free Hearing Screenings

When:
May 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2017-05-08T13:00:00-04:00
2017-05-08T15:30:00-04:00
Where:
Rockport Senior Center
58 Broadway
Rockport, MA 01966
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Rockport Senior Center for appointment
978-546-2573

Free hearing screenings are available at the Rockport Senior Center on Monday, May 8 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.  We recommend you call for an appointment ahead of time.

Screening by a Licensed Hearing Care Provider

A free hearing screening by a licensed hearing health care professional is important. Not all hearing loss is the same.  Sometimes medical attention is advised.  But only licensed hearing care professionals are trained to assess the type and degree of hearing loss. Finally, if your hearing screening indicates you need a full hearing evaluation, the hearing specialist will let you know.

A Full Hearing Evaluation Is Important

Untreated hearing loss impacts your ability to live independently.  And good hearing health is important to your general health.  A full hearing evaluation lets you know where you stand.

A hearing evaluation is very informative.  Hearing loss is associated with increased injuries from falls.  It is also connected with early dementia, diabetes, and even heart disease.  But there is good news too.  Hearing care improves brain health and provides other health benefits.  Moreover, improving hearing helps you be aware of other people and obstacles around you. This helps you avoid falls.  These are all important considerations to independent living.  They are all reasons to get a hearing evaluation.

A full hearing evaluation lets you know if hearing aids may be helpful.  Also, your specialist will recommend a medical evaluation when one is necessary.

Hearing aids improve health and independence.  But getting hearing aids can also be very confusing.  There are so many choices, and price is not the only thing to consider.  Moreover, hearing aids are also very different from eye glasses.  Delivery of prescription eye glasses is usually the last step.  But obtaining new hearing aids is actually the first step in hearing care treatment.  Finally, a hearing screening provides basic information to help people make informed choices.

 

 

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