The Reid Hearing Center utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to properly and effectively diagnose your hearing problems. We can also provide hearing instruments when needed.
Hearing loss is one of the most prevalent chronic health conditions facing older adults. Unfortunately, only about 20-30% of people who could benefit from treatment actually seek help. Untreated hearing loss is associated with depression and social isolation, fatigue, and even earlier onset of dementia than in individuals with no hearing loss. Treatment can significantly improve quality of life both for the person suffering from hearing loss and for his or her significant other. In children and teens, hearing loss is increasingly common. One concern is noise-induced hearing loss caused by unsafe listening to personal tech devices such as mp3 players, smartphones, or tablets. Early diagnosis is critical, as even mild hearing loss can impact a child’s development and lead to academic and social difficulties.
Buzzing or ringing in their ears
Failure to respond to spoken words
Persistent ear discomfort after exposure to loud noise (regular and constant listening to electronics at high volumes)
Constant frustration hearing speech and other sounds
|Birth to 1 year||–||Lack of attention to sounds.|
|7 months to 1 year||–||Does not respond when you call his/her name.|
|1 to 2 years||–||Does not follow simple directions.|
|Birth to 3 years||–||Shows delays in speech and language development.|
|Pulls for scratches at his/her ears.|
|Difficulty achieving academically, especially in reading and math.|
|Socially isolated and unhappy in school.|
|Persistent ear discomfort after exposure to loud noise (regular and constant listening to electronics at high volumes)|
Some examples of who may be referred for this include infants who fail their initial newborn hearing screening, children who fail a hearing test in school or in a physician’s office, or any child whose parents or caregivers have concerns regarding their child’s ability to hear. In addition, children with chronic middle ear problems may also be referred for these services, if their child has hearing difficulties as a result of their middle ear status.
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