Think you might have hearing loss? Take this online hearing test

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Research shows that one in three adults over the age of 65 suffers from hearing loss, and nearly half of those 75 or over have difficulty hearing.1 Among those over age 70, only 30% get their hearing tested and treated.2 This means that there may be a large population of adults who needlessly suffer from the effects of hearing loss.

Hearing loss has been tied to several complications as we age, including social isolation, depression, and anxiety.3 Hearing loss can be frustrating and sometimes even scary at first, which may be why so many people let it go untreated for so long. But you don’t have to wait until it’s affecting every aspect of your life; you can treat it now.

Is it time to get your hearing checked? Take our fast, online hearing screening to see if now is a good time for you to get a hearing exam. All you need is an internet-connected device with speakers or headphones – no special tools required. The screening will provide you with your baseline hearing health which will help you better determine if you should seek further treatment.

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If your results show that you may be experiencing hearing loss, understand that you are not alone. Talk to your doctor about whether you may benefit from hearing aids.

As a Humana member, you have access to a hearing aid program through TruHearing®. Depending on your Humana plan, you can reduce your out-of-pocket costs by using your hearing aid benefit, hearing aid allowance, or TruHearing’s discounted hearing aid program.

Humana has teamed up with TruHearing to create a special phone number for our members to call for more information or to schedule a hearing test. Call 1-844-353-5940 (TTY:711) Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mountain Time.

Sources:

  1. “Age-Related Hearing Loss,” National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, last accessed June 12, 2020, https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/age-related-hearing-loss, opens new window.
  2. “Hearing loss statistics at a glance,” Healthy Hearing, last accessed June 12, 2020, https://www.healthyhearing.com/report/52814-Hearing-loss-statistics-at-a-glance, opens new window;
  3. “Untreated Hearing Loss Linked to Depression, Social Isolation in Seniors,” American Academy of Audiology, last accessed June 12, 2020.