Receive a free 15-minute hearing screening at the ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic. It is recommended adults be screened every decade through age 50 and every three years thereafter.
Hearing loss develops slowly and painlessly, but can be treated. Email ASU Wellness Program Manager Elizabeth Badalamenti to schedule an appointment.
Symptoms include the following:
- A feeling you can hear but not understand.
- Asking people to repeat themselves even in a quiet setting.
- Chronic ear infections.
- Confusing people’s words.
- Increasing the volume of the radio or television to the point it irritates others.
- Ringing sound in the ears.
- Difficulty to hear conversations.
Screenings include the following:
- 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 there are outer ear issues such as cerumen (ear wax) or other problems that need attention.
Recommendations for a follow-up and referrals available, if necessary.