QUESTION: How do I know if I am experiencing hearing loss?

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ANSWER: If one or two of the below statements sound familiar, chances are you may be experiencing some degree of hearing loss.

  • You are having trouble hearing people on the telephone
  • You are having trouble following conversations when several people are talking at the same time
  • The family complains that you blast the television.
  • You strain to hear conversations, especially in noisy environments.
  • You say ‘What?’ a lot.
  • You think people don’t speak clearly and mumble. You become annoyed because you can’t understand what they say. 
  • You have trouble hearing children and women

Schaal-SampsonRemain calm, this does not mean you are going deaf. In the hands of qualified Audiologist and Director Jennifer Schaal-Sampson, AuD, CCC-A, a one hour hearing tests will clarify your situation. Dr. Schaal-Sampson attended Douglass College at Rutgers University for her Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science and received her Master’s in Audiology from George Washington University. She received her clinical doctorate in Audiology from the University of Florida in 2000. She has been working as an Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dispenser since 1993 in a variety of clinical settings. In March 1995, she purchased American Family Hearing Center in Allenhurst where she has upgraded the facility and added advanced diagnostic and hearing aid fitting techniques including digital hearing aids.

The testing will include air conduction, bone conduction, speech audiometry, tympanometry, acoustic reflexes, otoacoustic emissions and speech in noise testing. Once the results are evaluated, your options of solutions for your hearing loss will be thoroughly explained.

At the American Family Hearing Center located at 402 Main Street in Allenhurst, they are  using the most advanced diagnostic and rehabilitation strategies available to the hearing impaired to date and they can let you know to what degree your hearing loss is impacting your life and what your options are for improving your hearing.