GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) As people age, changes happen to their bodies. Some are more noticeable, like changes in vision. But when you have hearing difficulties, they may not be as obvious. An estimated 48 million people in America have some degree of hearing loss.
As part of Better Hearing Month, McDonald Hearing Services is encouraging consumers to be more aware of their hearing health.
Although hearing problems are commonly associated with the normal aging process, more than half of all hearing-impaired persons are younger than 65. With the increased use of personal music players (MP3s) and earbuds, the number of Americans experiencing hearing loss at a younger age is growing.
If you have trouble hearing conversation in a noisy environment such as a restaurant, are unable to hear people talk to you without looking at them, or have a constant ringing or pain in your ears, you may have a problem with your hearing and need to see an audiologist. An audiologist is a highly educated and clinically experienced health-care professional who specialize in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating people with hearing loss and balance disorders.
McDonald Hearing Service’s audiologists have a variety of specialties to include, but not limited to:
- Performing Hearing evaluations
- Prescribing and fitting hearing aids
- Providing hearing rehabilitation training
- Customized hearing protection
Although most hearing loss is permanent, an audiologist can determine the best treatment, which may include hearing aids, assistive listening devices, and hearing rehabilitation.
McDonald Hearing Service is offering a Special Hearing Event. On May 24 through 26, schedule a free, no obligation hearing screening and consultation. This also includes free hearing aid demonstrations, a free otoscopic exam to check for wax buildup, and $500 off a pair of any premium technology hearing aids. Call (616) 723-8441 to make an appointment.