Hearing loss tends to be gradual and some may not immediately notice
it, according to Lori Faber, a certified clinical audiologist at
Memorial's Hearing Center.
"You may think others are mumbling or you're having difficulty
understanding speech in noisy places," she said. "A hearing
screening tells us if there is an actual hearing loss and if further
diagnostic testing is needed."
Memorial's Hearing Center provides diagnostic hearing
evaluations, information on types of hearing loss and treatments,
and equipment such as hearing aids, assistive listening devices,
batteries and hearing aid repair.
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Screenings are available by appointment only at the Memorial Hearing
Center, 644 N. Second St. in Springfield. Appointments can be made
by calling 217-788-3767 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
[Text from file received from
Memorial Health System]