Untreated hearing loss can lead to a serious decline in your quality of life. It’s more difficult to socialize with friends and family. It can cause problems at work or when volunteering. Sometimes, it’s just plain embarrassing if you miss a crucial piece of conversation.
Take the Low-cost National Hearing Test over Your Phone
The National Hearing Test is an accurate, scientifuallyvalidated hearing screening test, developed with funding from the National Institutes of Health. This not-for-profit, low cost screening ($5) is taken over a phone to help you determine if you need a complete hearing evaluation. It has no financial connection with any hearing products or services.
How does the test work?
Through your phone, you will be asked to identify spoken numbers through a background noise. You receive your results immediately and they will be categorized in one of three ways:
· Within expected normal range
· Slightly below normal range or
· Substantially below normal range
If your test results show a slight or substantial hearing loss, you are encouraged to have your hearing professionally evaluated.
Take the hearing test now.
For a limited time, AARP members can take the National Hearing Test FREE!
Valley Medical Center’s Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic has a certified audiologist on staff who can provide hearing evaluations. If you have questions or would like an appointment for further evaluation, call 206.575.2602. valleymed.org/ent