Hearing Self Test Questions
The following questions will help you determine if you have a hearing loss and need to have your hearing evaluated:
- Do you have a problem hearing over the telephone?
- Do you hear better on one ear than the other when you are on the telephone?
- Do you have trouble following the conversation with two or more people are talking at the same time?
- Do people complain that you turn the TV volume up too high?
- Do you have to strain to understand conversation?
- Do you have trouble hearing in a noisy background?
- Do you have trouble hearing in restaurants?
- Do you have dizziness, pain, or ringing in your ears?
- Do you find yourself asking people to repeat themselves?
- Do family members or co-workers remark about your missing what has been said?
- Do many people you talk to seem to mumble (or not speak clearly)?
- Do you misunderstand what others are saying and respond inappropriately?
- Do you have trouble understanding the speech of women and children?
- Do people get annoyed because you misunderstand what they say?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, it's time to take these next easy steps and find out the cause of your hearing loss.
Simple exam to evaluate your response to both tones and speech using earphones.
Determine the type and degree of hearing loss you have.
No cost, no co-pay appointment.
Discuss with audiologist amplification options.
Learn about the different technologies available.
Learn about styles available to meet your budget.
The audiologist will
assist you in placing your order. A hearing aid fitting appointment is
Our audiologist will instruct you on:
The use and care of your hearing aid.
How to change the batteries.
How to fit the hearing aid properly into your ear.
Approximately 2 weeks after fitting a follow-up appointment is scheduled.
Assess the need for any programming changes.
Discuss any concerns or problems.
Hearing Aid Orientation & Communication Classes
Aural Rehabilitation Free Classes
Class #1: Hearing Loss & Hearing Aids
This one hour class offers a more detailed look at understanding your hearing test, how the ear processes sound and the basics of amplification for both you and your family member. It is important for the new hearing aid user and their family to understand how the ears were designed, the causes of hearing loss, and to recognize the realistic expectations of what hearing aids can and cannot do effectively. This is an opportunity to have an inside look at the ear and how hearing aids enhance quality of life.
Class #2: Communication
This is our one hour class which addresses the very important question: Does my loved one have a hearing problem or a listening problem? Most of our patients seek out the assistance of an audiologist because of difficulties understanding conversation in the home, at church, within a group, while in restaurants or on TV. Our ears and hearing are very important parts of communication but are not the only parts! There are many functions required to effectively express and receive thoughts and ideas. Our class will help each person to appreciate the complexities of communication, identify breakdowns in understanding and give some practical tips on being heard and understood.
Where: Our office located at 2625 Mitcham Drive.
These classes are free to all of our patients at Audiology Associates of North Florida. The classes are designed to assist you in adjusting to and understanding your hearing aids.
Call for reservations, space is limited: (850) 219-2604. Please register any spouse or family member joining you.