Hearing Loss and Hearing Test Services

Hearing test being performed

For over a decade, Listen 2 Life has provided superior hearing services to the residents of Philadelphia, Bucks, and Montgomery counties. We offer complete hearing loss and speech diagnostics including audiometric testing, hearing tests, hearing aids as well as hearing aid fittings, tune-ups, calibrations, and repairs.

Hearing Tests

As we grow older, the chance of hearing loss increases. In fact, 14% of people between the ages of 45-64 experience varying degrees of hearing loss. After the age of 65, more than 30% experience hearing loss. Some people suspect a hearing loss while others are unaware which is why it’s important to have your hearing tested every 3 years if you’re older than 65. If you’re younger than 65, every 10 years will suffice. A hearing screening is a simple test that determines whether not you have a hearing loss. A hearing test is a bit more comprehensive and is performed by an audiologist or hearing aid specialist. it includes a complete review of your case history, several types of hearing tests, and an interpretation of the results.

Hearing Aid Evaluation and Fittings

If a hearing test determines a need for hearing aids, your audiologist or hearing instrument specialist will help you determine the best hearing aid for your lifestyle needs. However, a hearing aid is only as good as the fitting and the aftercare support.

Hearing Aid Repair

Hearing aids are small pieces of high-level hardware containing advanced functioning technology. And from time to time, they need to be repaired. The technology can malfunction or ear wax can build up inside. Other times, it’s damage to the hardware that needs to be addressed. Here are a few things you can do to keep your hearing aid functioning properly for as long as possible…

Tinnitus Treatments

Generally, most patients will not need any medical treatment for their tinnitus. For patients in Philadelphia, Bucks, and Montgomery counties who are greatly bothered by tinnitus, they may use masking techniques and other treatments, such as listening to a fan or radio, tinnitus masker, biofeedback training, avoidance, and medications.

Musician Hearing Protection – Fitting for Musician Earplugs

Just about every musical instrument has the potential of producing levels of sound that can damage a musicians hearing that can result not just in hearing loss but tinnitus, loudness intolerance and pitch-perception issues. And since musicians need to hear their own music and the music of their colleagues, conventional earplugs are not useful. Instead, we protect musicians hearing with high fidelity earplugs.

Industrial Hearing Test and Screenings

Listen 2 Life’s industrial hearing testing offers audiometric testing, otoscopic screenings, OSHA noise compliance testing, audiologist review of all “problem audiograms” indicating noise induced hearing loss, online tracking and trending reports as well as training and counseling.