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Local Audiologist Offers Trial Program during Men's Health Month
4:14 PM, Jun 12, 2018
DEWITT, Mich. (WSYM) - Men 20-69 years old are nearly twice as likely to experience hearing loss as women of the same age due to noisier occupations and hobbies. In the Greater Lansing area, that includes workers in manufacturing (11.4% of the population) and construction (5% of the population), as well as careers like firefighting and agriculture. During Men’s Health Month, men are encouraged to be mindful of preventable health problems – like hearing loss – and seek evaluation and treatment.
During Men’s Health Month, Advanced Audiology encourages the men in Greater Lansing to come in for a baseline hearing test and, if needed, take hearing aids and better hearing for a test drive with their Flex:trial program. Their Flex:trial program lets a person try the latest hearing technology in their daily life – at work, out with friends or at home relaxing – to find the perfect fit free of charge. “It’s like a test drive to see how the devices improve your hearing in your own environment and daily life before you make the investment,” says Linda Wright, Doctor of Audiology at Advanced Audiology in DeWitt.
“Hearing is a social sense. When you have limited or reduced hearing, you aren’t just missing sounds, you’re missing opportunities to connect and engage with your family and friends,” adds Dr. Wright. Sadly, only one in five people that would benefit from wearing hearing aids are actually wearing them, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).
Dr. Wright and her husband Andy own Advanced Audiology in DeWitt. They recently celebrated 15 years of serving the greater Lansing community’s hearing needs – an impressive feat considering less than one-third of small businesses survive past 10 years. Dr. Wright treats patients of all ages, from young school children to the elderly, and sees firsthand the quality of life improvement that comes from better hearing.
Hearing aids may not always be the recommended solution to hearing problems, which is why it’s important to see a Doctor of Audiology to further determine the appropriate treatment. Sometimes the cause is temporary or a symptom of another illness or disease. Audiologists run various tests to determine the cause and will be able to recommend proper treatment. Dr. Linda Wright and Dr. Jacklyn Miller of Advanced Audiology focus on finding hearing solutions that fit your unique hearing loss and lifestyle to improve your quality of life. To schedule your baseline hearing test, contact Advanced Audiology by calling 517.669.8080 or visit HearingStartsHere.com.