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Have you gotten your hearing tested?

Statistics show that hearing loss has doubled in the past 30 years.  Have you tested your hearing?  Do you have a baseline to test again for the future?  Curious how many people test their hearing as parf their health routines.

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Yes.

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I have about 10yrs ago they told me my % loss but I can't remember now lol

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I have had my hearing tested and I have moderate hearing loss. I'm trying to find an ENT that is in my insurance company network so I have no out of pocket costs.

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I am shopping hearing aid prices.   I have already been tested recently

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Yes

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Did you know AARP offers a free hearing test as a member benefit? Members can take The National Hearing test for free annually. Learn more!

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@AARPRachelA wrote:

Did you know AARP offers a free hearing test as a member benefit? Members can take The National Hearing test for free annually. Learn more!


💥 @AARPRachelA thanks for info 😁 💥

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Hello all,

Yes, I have.

This is a nice idea.

But beware that any hearing test short of a complete survey by a licensed and certified audiologist may miss critical issues, some of which, balance and orientation, you may be find surprising.

Many, if not most, insurance policies cover visits to an ENT(Ear, Nose, Throat) specialist whose offiice typically has an audiolgist on staff. The other advantage of an ENT is that they can suggest options if needed.

I have Sudden Sensorineural Hearing loss, diagnosed by one and confirmed by a second, something no hearing aid in the world will help

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@AARPRachelA , Great idea!  Thank you for the tip! Christine

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yes by Miracle Ear 2018

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No

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Yes, I am 66-years-old and have had my hearing tested for the past 6 years.  My father wore hearing aids and so does one of my sisters.

Kristie

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No I have not gotten my hearing tested

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If  you go to www.nationalhearingtest.org you can take a hearing test that is free to members of AARP...once a year.  You have to have your current membership, or else it costs $8.

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No 

Havent had one in years.

Now it's getting harder to understand  what people are saying and have to turn tv up louder to hear.

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No but I should for years family has been telling me something is wrong with my hearing.  Where or how can I get a free hearing test?

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One of AARP's June 25th newletters had 2 articles, including 1 with a FREE hearing test for members.

1)    Do you know the signs of hearing loss?
There’s a lot you can do about hearing loss. Explore the AARP Hearing Center for helpful tips and tools, including a free hearing test members can take by phone from the safety of home.

https://click.email.aarp.org/?qs=39fb261f49618917b6f6bd3ce1a7c2a86127bfbdd216c564a27d940184614992a20...

2)    National Hearing Test — FREE for AARP members
Test your hearing annually with this free, phone-based hearing test taken from the safety and comfort of home. It’s confidential and scientifically validated.

https://click.email.aarp.org/?qs=39fb261f49618917550d8820e8c9ce859e99a610fe1959622c75ab4917dd92f8d84...

I already have hearing aids, but for some reason decided to keep the newsletter in my email.

Hope it helps someone.

Peace, Love, Blessings, Health and Happiness!

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NO.  I would like to get tested

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yes, i had it tested a few years ago & was told i had a mild hearing loss. i was given hearing aids & it was a blessing. i can still hear without them but when i do have them on i can hear a lot better; sound is a lot clearer & certainly louder. the only trouble i have is with the wax guard. they are a hassle to deal with.

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no

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Yes. After Vertigo, I lost hearing in my left ear. I was tested by VI Ear and Nose and was referred to VI Department of Human Services for a Hearing  Aids. I have been waitinhg over a year for it.

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

 

Blondell

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Hello everyone,

 

I have had my hearing tested on a fairly regular basis over the years. As a retired audio/video engineer it was simply a good practice.

 

For anyone who has not done so, please do at your earliest opportunity. You likely will be surprised at how poor, and how fast your hearing can deteriorate. A quick and dirty test is whether you can understand someone speaking to you at about 3 feet with "normal" room noise. That is about 65 decibels, and a reference for various hearing tests. You may also be surprised that you can still do things to protect your hearing.

 

Also, be aware that there are several types of hearing loss. Some can be helped by hearing aids, many of which are ridiculously expensive. Part of the cost is initially "tuning" the devices. Medicare considers that since hearing aids do not need medical assistance to use they are not covered.

Also be aware of several types of hearing loss. As we age our ears simply "wear out", the fancy term means "old ears". They may be damaged by various sounds and recently it's been discovered that the typical "ear plugs" for outdoor or some industrial work may not be sufficient to prevent noise induced hearing loss. And finally be aware of "sudden sensory neural hearing loss". With SSNHL you can litteraly go to bed and wake up deaf. SSNHL requires surgery so is partially covered by Medicare.

 

Sorry for being so long winded. Too many years being concerned about a very complex subject.

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No

 

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Hi no I haven't gotten my hearing tested 

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Yes. I have significant hearing loss but can't afford hearing aids. Yes insurance doesn't cover them. 

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