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Diagnostic Hearing Evaluation and Hearing Aid Assessments.

Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations

Refer your patient with hearing loss to us. We conduct a full diagnostic hearing evaluation – – not just a hearing test. Hearing loss, while most often benign, can be a symptom of a disease process requiring medical attention or can exacerbate cognitive and psychosocial difficulties.

Any sudden change in hearing, or the development or increase in severity of tinnitus, warrants a diagnostic hearing evaluation by a licensed audiologist and possible follow-up with one or more medical specialists.

Untreated hearing loss is associated with an increased risk of falling.

“Untreated hearing loss also significantly increases a person’s fall risk; people with a 25-decibel hearing loss (mild) are nearly three times more likely to fall than those with no hearing loss and every additional 10 decibels of hearing loss increases that risk.”²“

Hearing directly affects stability by the detection and interpretation of auditory stimuli which help orient a person in space.”³

Diagnostic Hearing Evaluation

Sources:

1. The Consequences of Untreated Hearing Loss in Older Persons, The National Council on the Aging, Washington, DC., 1999.
2. Lin FR, Ferrucci L. Hearing Loss and Falls Among Older Adults in the United States. Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(4):369-371.
3. Woolf SH, Kamerow DB, Lawrence RS, et al. The periodic health examination of older adults: The recommendations of the US Preventive Services Task Force. Part II. Screening tests. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1990;38:933–42.
4. Sattin R, Lambert H, Devito C, et al. The incidence of fall injury events among the elderly in a defined population. Am J Epidemiol. 1990;131:1028–37.

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Friday by special arrangement only
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