Blackstone Valley Hearing Centers

Blackstone Valley Hearing Centers

1044 Smithfield Ave., Lincoln, RI 02865


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Blackstone Valley Hearing Centers How do I know if I have a hearing loss? Most adults received their last hearing test when they were in elementary school. Changes in hearing happen slowly over time and it is difficult to determine how much it has changed without a hearing evaluation. Signs of hearing loss include ring- ing in the ears, increased volume of television, asking for others to repeat words, and feeling like other people are mumbling. If you have any of these symptoms, it is advised that you have a hearing test with a licensed audiologist. Hearing loss can occur for many reasons. One common reason is the natural aging process. Others may sur- prise you and include viruses, heart conditions or stroke, head injuries, certain medications, hypertension, diabe- tes, or something as simple as wax in the ear canal. 1 in 3 people over the age of 60 have hearing loss. Take the time to learn about hearing loss causes and prevention, schedule a hearing evaluation, and begin your journey to better hearing health. Elizabeth Finch, Au.D. Audiologist 1044 Smithfield Avenue | Lincoln, RI 401-725-5798 Q: A: