Do you feel like everyone is mumbling? Do you have to ask people to repeat what they have said? If so, you should have your hearing tested by an audiologist.

Mercyhealth Providers doctorate-level audiologist and CAHOC-trained audiology assistant provide hearing evaluations to determine what course of treatment would be best for you. This may include possible referral to an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) physician for medical intervention, hearing aid options, or a new bone-anchored hearing aid device.

The Impact of Hearing Loss

Twenty-two million Americans (8 percent of the population) have impaired hearing. Hearing loss can have a profound impact on an individual’s emotional, physical, and social well-being.

Untreated hearing impairment also costs the U.S. economy an estimated $56 billion in lost productivity, special education, and medical care – an annual per capita tax of $216.

Although most people with hearing loss can be helped with hearing aids, four out of five Americans with hearing loss do not use a hearing aid.

Hearing Aid Advancements

Appropriately chosen, properly fitted, and regularly checked hearing aids can greatly improve the quality of life for hearing-impaired people.

Advancements in hearing aid technology include remote microphones and receivers in the canal, which has resulted in greater patient satisfaction. Mercyhealth Providers also offers the BAHA, a surgical option for certain types of hearing loss.

In addition, advancements in tinnitus management can help patients who have ringing in the ears.

Make an Appointment

Please call 815-971-2800 to schedule an appointment.