Is hearing difficult for you or someone you know? If it is, MaineGeneral Medical Center's audiologists can help.
Hearing loss can affect the way you hear speech and everyday sounds. It can be frustrating for you and your family and also affect social and work situations.
Hearing loss in a child can cause problems with speech development and learning.
Signs of Hearing Impairment
If you answer "yes" to any of the following questions, please consider having your hearing tested by a MaineGeneral audiologist.
- Do you answer questions incorrectly because you misunderstand what people say?
- Do people seem to mumble or slur their words?
- Do you have trouble hearing conversations when there is background noise, such as in a restaurant?
- Do you have a hard time understanding the TV or radio and need to increase the volume?
- Do certain sounds seem overly loud or annoying?
The following signs can indicate a hearing problem in children:
- Delay in starting to speak or problems with pronunciation
- Frequent or recurring ear infections
- Asking for the volume to be turned up or sitting very close to the TV
- Difficulties in school
Audiologist are professionals with a master's or doctoral degree who test for hearing problems and provide non-medical treatment for hearing loss.
MaineGeneral's audiologists counsel and educate you on how to use your abilities to the fullest. We're trained in the latest technology in hearing aids and other devices that assist in better hearing.
Our audiologists maintain, repair and monitor your hearing aids and assistive listening devices.
All MaineGeneral audiology staff are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and hold Maine audiology licenses.