An estimated 28 million Americans have a hearing loss that can be treated. You could be one of them. (ASHA, 1997).
You may have a hearing loss if you:
Individuals who may identify with any of these statements may contact us for an audiological (hearing) screening or be referred to a licensed Audiologist.
An audiological (hearing) screening involves determining the child's or adult's gross level of hearing sound sensitivity at different frequencies. The frequencies usually tested are those that are necessary for understanding spoken language. This screening may be performed by a Speech-Language Pathologist in a quiet environment using a portable audiometer. It is a quick assessment, usually taking approximately 5 minutes, depending on the individual. If a person fails the hearing screening, a complete audiological examination is then recommended by the SLP. A complete audiological assessment can only be completed by a licensed Audiologist.
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