Screen Your Hearing

Medical Intel from MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Time to Screen Your Hearing?

An estimated 28 million adults in the United States have a hearing loss. Working with your audiologist to select and be fitted with the most appropriate hearing aids is vital to improving your quality of life.

Untreated hearing loss can cause embarrassment, social stress, and fatigue for you, your family, friends, and colleagues.

Signs and symptoms of hearing loss vary from person to person but can include:

  • Difficulty hearing on the telephone
  • Often asking people to repeat themselves
  • Difficulty hearing people speak when there is background noise
  • Difficulty following a conversation when two or more people talk at once
  • Finding that most people seem to mumble or not speak clearly
  • Misunderstanding what others say and responding inappropriately
  • Difficulty understanding the speech of women and children
  • Turning the television volume up until people complain it is too loud
  • Frequently hearing ringing, roaring or hissing sounds
  • Finding that some sounds seem too loud or too soft

If three or more of these apply to you, we recommend you have your hearing evaluated.

Our audiologists have the expertise and experience to find the right instrument for your hearing needs. We fit state-of-the-art digital hearing aids and work closely with you until you’re completely comfortable using them. We also offer devices that allow you to adjust your aids by remote control and even wirelessly connect to devices such as phones or tablets.

As our patient, you can take advantage of our bi-weekly, walk-in hour for hearing aid problems. We can service the device and resolve the issue quickly, rather than requiring you to make an appointment.

In recognition of Better Hearing & Speech Month, throughout the month of May we are offering free hearing screenings:

Wednesdays, May 20th and 27th
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Hearing & Speech, GA-102
110 Irving St., NW
Washington, DC 20010

Call 202-759-0267 for details.

To schedule a hearing test, call

202-759-0267

As heard on WTOP Radio:

Christal Surowicz, MS, CCC-A

Christal Surowicz, MS, CCC-A

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