The Importance of a Hearing Exam

Treating hearing loss is a very personalized experience and varies person to person and ear to ear

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month which makes it a good time to check in on your hearing health. Your hearing is critical to your overall physical, emotional, and social well-being. For example, hearing loss has been associated with a wide variety of mental and physical health conditions such as diabetes, anxiety and depression.

Treating hearing loss is a very personalized experience and varies person to person and ear to ear. Getting a hearing exam is a great step towards taking care of your health.

A thorough hearing evaluation performed by an audiologist or hearing instrument specialist results in valuable, in-depth information about your individual hearing capabilities. The exam allows your provider to determine whether you have hearing loss, the type and degree of loss, and the treatment options to recommend, if needed.

A hearing evaluation typically contains multiple parts. Here’s what each can tell you about your hearing health:

These tests, in addition to your case history, give your provider a complete picture of your hearing health. Altogether, this information helps ensure you get the individual recommendations and care you need.

Hearing loss can often mean missing out on the sounds that matter most. These sounds can range from important to your health such as conversations with your doctor or safety alarms, or more joyful sounds like talking with loved ones or being out in nature. Treating hearing loss can help you live a fuller life.

As a VFW member, you have access to exclusive discounts through TruHearing®. TruHearing is a comprehensive hearing care solution that offers high-quality hearing aids at 30-60% off the average retail price.

With May being Better Hearing and Speech Month, now is a fantastic time to take advantage of your hearing program. Call TruHearing at 1-888-888-8888 to schedule a hearing exam with a provider near you.