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Image 36 of The Independent April 27, 2012

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12 The Independent, Ashland, Kentucky, Friday, April 27, 2012 CONSUMER HOW-TO 10 Warning Signs of Hearing Loss.. 1 People seem to mumble . more frequently. 2. You hear, but have trouble understanding all the words in a conversation. 3. You often ask people to repeat themselves. 4. Telephone conversation is increasingly difficult. 5. You no longer hear normal household sounds, such as the dripping of a faucet or the ringing of a doorbell. 6. Your family complains that you play the TV or radio too loudly. 7. You have trouble hearing when your back is turned to the speaker. 8. You have been told that you speak too loudly. 9. You experience ringing in your ears. 1 0.You have difficulty understanding conversation in a large group or crowd. If you have experienced two or more of these symptoms you need a thorough hearing test. CHOOSE A HEARING AID For people with a hearing loss, it seems that hearing aids offer some truly therapeutic qualities. A survey conducted by the National Council on Aging revealed that people who were treated with hearing aids reported significant improvements in their self-steem, in their relationships with family members, in their social lives, and in their mental, emotional, and physical health. over the age of 65 has a hearing disorder. • Nerve deafness, accounts for over 90% of those who have hearing impairment. HERE ARE SOME OF THE SERVICES WE PROVIDE: Accurate Hearing Tests - A comprehensive 10step hearing evaluation designed to clearly determine if you might promise be helped by a hearing aid. NEW TECHNOLOGY Today’s hearing aids are Our virtually invisible. Vast leaps of quality in digital technology have Minimum Loss Requirements care and service. enabled engineers to develop Your hearing test results must a hearing aid that allows you indicate a loss within the range to hear comfortably in critical listening situa- where a hearing aid could help you. If you can’t tions. be helped by a hearing aid, we’ll be the first to tell you. WE’RE HERE TO LISTEN Realistic Expectations - Prior to purchasing If you suspect you’ve experienced even a hearing aids, we will clearly review the benefits minor hearing loss, stop in for a hearing examiand limitations of your hearing aids. Learning to nation. Our doctors and staff are trained in the adjust to a hearing aid will take patience and latest auditory testing methods, and we’ll be the cooperation on your part, and we want you to be first ones to tell you if you don’t need a hearing fully informed as to both benefits and limitaaid. But if you do, we’ll explain your results and tions. provide you with a list of options. Again, if you suspect even a minor hearing Fitting Review - Your fitting recommendation loss, don’t let it go untreated. Considering the will be made by or reviewed by a National research, you’ve got a lot more to lose than your Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist or hearing. Clinical Audiologist to assure the best possible customized fit for your hearing aids. We feel it’s WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HAD important to get hearing help from trained proYOUR HEARING CHECKED? fessionals who care. Consider the facts.. • Hearing loss is one of the most prevalent chronic conditions in the United States, affecting about 27 million people. • It is estimated that one of every four people Follow-up Schedule - Your doctor or audiologist will outline a specific follow-up schedule to help you adjust to hearing with hearing aids. We’ll help you get comfortable with and knowledgeable about your hearing aids, as well as make any necessary adjustment to the aids themselves.

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