Register now to receive a free 15-minute hearing screening from the ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic located on the Tempe campus. Adults should be screened every decade through age 50, followed by additional screenings every three years.
Hearing loss can develop slowly and painlessly and lead to temporary hearing loss. Permanent hearing loss often is treatable with hearing aids.
- A feeling you can hear but not understand.
- Asking people to repeat words in a quiet setting.
- Chronic ear infections.
- Confusing people’s words.
- Straining to hear conversations.
- Increasing the volume of the radio or television to the point it irritates others.
- Ringing sound in the ear followed by dizziness.
What is a hearing screening?
- A pure-tone test to determine if hearing levels are at or below the screening levels at key speech frequencies.
- A tympanogram measurement to determine middle ear function.
- An otoscopic evaluation to determine if outer ear issues such as cerumen ear wax or other problems need attention.