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Signs of Hearing Loss

If you suffer from hearing loss -or even just need a little extra help with crispness and clarity- you may benefit from hearing aids. But how can you tell? If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, it’s best to get your hearing checked to understand the best treatment options available to you.

What are common symptoms of hearing loss?

  • Trouble hearing others on the phone
  • Frequently being told by a friend or family member that your TV or radio is too loud
  • Thinking others are mumbling or frequently asking them to speak louder or repeat themselves
  • Avoiding crowded places due to difficulty hearing in public areas with a lot of background noise

We Can Help!

Getting your hearing checked doesn’t have to be scary! A simple test can help assess your level of hearing loss, and our hearing care professionals can recommend a treatment plan that is right for your lifestyle and budget. Not all issues are the same, but one thing is certain: addressing hearing loss can greatly improve your quality of life.

Hearing tests usually take no more than 30 minutes. After a short discussion about your health and hearing history, a hearing care professional will conduct a visual examination of your ear. You may be asked to wear earphones and listen to short tones at different volumes and pitches in each ear. Based on your feedback and responses during the hearing test, they may recommend a hearing aid to help restore any loss of hearing identified in the test.

Over the past several years, there have been great advancements in hearing aid technology, and there are many styles to choose from. If you need hearing aids, many are much smaller than those you may recall seeing relatives wear in the past. Some models sit behind the ear, others go in it. Still others are hidden all the way in the ear canal and are barely detectable!

Interested in learning more about how to use your insurance for hearing tests and treatment options? We accept some of the most popular plans, but are always adding carriers. It’s best to call your local participating store to ask about specific plans and coverage. Find out if we support your area here.

For more than 10 years, patients have trusted our team at Meijer Optical to provide high quality eyecare at convenient locations and low prices that fit every budget. We understand the importance that your 5 senses can play in quality of life, and no two senses are more linked than sight and hearing.

By using our established network of stores and adding hearing care professionals to select locations, we are happy to expand our services to provide holistic care for both needs, with the understanding that a more comprehensive approach to healthcare can lead to better patient outcomes. Find a store near you here.