When was the last time you had your ears checked? If you’re like most people, you tend to wait until a problem arises before heading in for a hearing evaluation, but establishing a baseline is essential to gauging the severity of problems later on. Whether you think you may need hearing aids or just want a better picture of your audiological health, the experts at Horizon Audiology, Inc., can help.
Why Regular Exams Matter
Hearing loss can be a by-product of the aging process, but there are also many other possible causes. Approximately 37.5 million adults in the U.S. say they experience some trouble hearing, many of whom may have been affected by any of the following sounds, especially those that register at 85 decibels or above:
- Hairdryer or lawnmower
- Ambulance, police car or fire truck sirens
- Loud music
- Noisy school cafeteria
Medical conditions such as viral infections, shingles, diabetes, meningitis, stroke, obesity, hypertension, acoustic tumors and traumatic injuries can also negatively affect hearing. You might even experience conductive hearing loss as a result of unseen obstructions such as a foreign object in the ear canal or wax buildup.
Regular exams offered by our team at Horizon Audiology, Inc., are crucial for catching hearing issues early.
Hearing Aids And Other Hearing Loss Solutions
Only 30 percent of adults ages 70 and older who could benefit from hearing aids actually use them, and that number is even lower among younger adults. Our office is dedicated to helping patients understand their options for correcting hearing loss. We’ll introduce you to the best high-tech hearing aids and enhancement devices on the market, help you choose the option that’s right for you and coordinate ongoing care with your doctor.
Other services we provide include swim molds that help prevent water-related ear infections, fittings for assisted listening devices, ear plugs for musicians, telecoils (ideal for making hearing aids more effecting during phone calls) and custom ear pieces and speakers for your smartphones and other digital gadgets.
Schedule Your Hearing Exam
A comprehensive examination is the first step toward getting a thorough, accurate picture of your ear health. Call our East Windsor office at (609) 448-9730, or schedule your appointment in Pennington by calling (609) 303-0291. For an even smoother visit, fill out our new patient forms now and save time.
We are professionals who test and evaluate your hearing loss. We help you make your best choices among today’s high tech hearing aids and enhancement devices. If your hearing is affected by other medical conditions, we work with your doctor in managing your hearing.
When you get a hearing aid or any device from us, we give you on-going support, and help you make the best use of your hearing devices.
Tinnitus is “ringing, buzzing, or cricket sound” and can be a serious condition that affects quality of life due to lack of sleep, frustration, fear, annoyance, inability to concentrate and difficulties with hearing. The audiologists at Horizon Audiology can help you manage your symptoms.