Millions of Americans experience hearing loss, but the good news is that most people can correct the problem with hearing aids.
According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, one in eight people in the United States 12 years of age or older has hearing loss in both ears. Based on standard hearing examinations, that’s approximately 30 million people who may benefit from hearing aid technology.
Ascension Medical Group Doctors of Audiology Heidi Grosskopf and Karen Teter will offer a free educational seminar on hearing loss and new hearing aid technology on Wednesday, May 23 in Merrill.
The Merrill program will be held at Ascension Medical Group, 430 E. Main St., from 1-3 p.m. The presentation will last approximately 20 minutes with a question and answer session to follow. Light refreshments will be provided.
Ascension Medical Group cares for people with many types of hearing, balance and ear disorders, such as hearing loss, dizziness or loss of balance, Meniere’s disease and tinnitus (ringing in the ear). Testing services range from newborn hearing screens to full diagnostic evaluations for adults.
Hearing aid evaluations are also available at Ascension Medical Group — a personalized interview to determine what will best meet individual needs — and one-on-one fittings to ensure comfort and confidence in programming and using hearing aids.
Ascension Medical Group audiologists work closely with other specialists, including primary care doctors, pediatricians, ENT (ear, nose and throat) doctors and neurologists to form a team of experts who are focused on your hearing health.
For more information, please contact Ascension Medical Group at 715-361-4560.