Senior Hearing Screenings

We provide free reliable screenings for seniors at senior community centers.

UPDATE FOR 2021: Due to the global pandemic, we are offering free live and pre-recorded webinars. See links below. 

Live webinars schedule and sign-up: http://www.hearcenter.org/news-and-events/calendar

YouTube webinar recordings: https://www.youtube.com/user/hearcenter

 Although we have suspended hearing screenings at senior centers, we are still going on-site to provide free hearing aid check-ups and maintenance.


 Seniors, have you gotten your hearing screened? Since 2005, our audiologists and licensed Audiometrists at HEAR Center regularly visit senior centers and facilities in Pasadena and surrounding cities to provide hearing screenings, hearing aid cleanings, and encourage hearing health.

 

THE SCREENING PROCESS

●      Hearing Screenings are PASS/FAIL and help to identify those at risk for a hearing impairment, disorder or disability, and who may benefit from further audiological testing.

●      During a screening, the individual wears over-the-ear headphones while the tester presents different frequencies (tones) at a predetermined volume using an audiometer. When a tone is heard, the individual simply raises their hand.

●      In 5-10 minutes, seniors will receive the results from their completed hearing screening.

●      If you fail a screening, you are welcome to come to HEAR Center for a free comprehensive audiological evaluation. Please call (626) 796-2016 to schedule your free follow-up appointment.

 

Call today to make an appointment! 

Want to know when HEAR Center is coming to your senior facility? Visit our calendar here for all dates and times. Click here to view calendar.

 

Know the statistics about your hearing

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) “one in three people in the United States between the ages of 65 and 74 has a hearing loss.”

●      Approximately 37.5 million adults over the age of 18 report some trouble hearing.

●      The greatest amount of hearing loss falls in the 60-69 age group.

●      For those aged 65-74, 25% of adults have disabling hearing loss. For those 75 and older, 50% have disabling hearing loss.

 

Source: The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDOC) https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/statistics/quick-statistics-hearing

 

We welcome every senior center in our community to take advantage of this free resource by scheduling a free hearing screening with us. Please call HEAR Center at (626) 796-2016 ext. 30 to make an appointment.