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Should I Wait to Get my Hearing Checked?

A recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine suggests that people with compromised hearing are at risk of developing cognitive deficits — problems with memory and thinking — sooner than those whose hearing is intact.

Hearing loss can lead to depression.  A survey of 2,300 hearing impaired adults age 50 and older found that those with untreated hearing loss were more likely to report depression, anxiety, and paranoia compared to those who wear hearing aids. Your personal relationships may be suffering as you argue over what your spouse said and what you heard or the fact that the TV is turned up too loud.

Having a hearing loss is exhausting.  Hour after hour, and day after day of trying to piece together what’s going on can be an emotionally and physically draining process. Even if you think you aren’t having too much of a problem right now, a hearing test now can serve as a baseline for future tests.

Hearing loss is one of the most common health problems in the US.  Here are a few reasons why you should address the problem sooner rather than later.


Do others complain the TV is too loud?


Do you have trouble hearing over the telephone?


Do you often ask people to repeat what they said?


Do you have trouble hearing in background noise?


Do you have a harder time hearing women and children?

Additional Services

Other Evaluations

Tinnitus Evaluations

Tinnitus is described as hearing sound in the head or ears that does not come from an outside source. We can evaluate the tinnitus and provide recommendations.

Ototoxicity Monitoring

Certain medications that can adversely affect the way the inner ear functions. We monitor hearing and balance in patients who are receiving potentially ototoxic medications.

Hearing Loss FAQ

If you have a question about your hearing, you’re not alone. Current estimates place the number of hearing impaired adults in the Unites States at just over 37 million

Who is more likely to experience hearing loss, men or women?

Men are more likely to experience hearing loss than women.

Who is the typical person suffering from tinnitus?
Of adults ages 65 and older in the United States, 12.3 percent of men and nearly 14 percent of women are affected by tinnitus. Tinnitus is identified more frequently in white individuals and the prevalence of tinnitus is almost twice as frequent in the South as in the Northeast.
What percentage of American adults report hearing loss?
Approximately 17 percent of American adults report some degree of hearing loss
Is there a connection between hearing loss and age?
There is a strong relationship between age and reported hearing loss: 18 percent of American adults 45-64 years old, 30 percent of adults 65-74 years old, and 47 percent of adults 75 years old or older have a hearing loss.
How does exposure to loud noise impact your hearing?
Approximately 15 percent (26 million) of Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 have high frequency hearing loss due to exposure to loud sounds or noise at work or in leisure activities.

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Convincing Someone They Need a Hearing Test

You are married to, live with, or love someone who is clearly struggling to hear. How do you convince them that it’s time to get their hearing checked? The quickest way to bring someone around to the realization that they might be having a problem hearing is to stop being a human hearing aid.  Frequent repetitions, tolerating the volume louder than you know it should be, and repeating someone else’s conversation to them is a sign that you are becoming their hearing aids.  The average person waits for 5 – 7 years to do something about their hearing loss.  The sooner they do something about the problem, the happier everyone will be.


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Location: 2185 Oregon Pike Lancaster, PA 17601

Telephone: (717) 560-3937

Email: wehearyou@kaplanfhc.com

Office Hours: M-F: 8:30am - 5pm