It is estimated that more than 28 million people in the United States have some form of hearing loss. Yet, many of these people -- especially those with a mild to moderate loss -- are unaware that they have a problem. It often goes unnoticed because hearing loss is almost always painless and usually occurs gradually.
Hearing loss can hamper quality of life, cause misunderstandings, heighten stress and cause unnecessary fatigue. It is the third leading ailment afflicting people over 65.
The Hearing Center at Memorial Medical Center offers:
- Complete diagnostic audiological and hearing aid evaluations.
- Pediatric evoked potentials.
- Otoacoustic emission screenings.
- Follow-up newborn hearing evaluations.
- Hearing protective devices.
- Employment hearing screenings.
- Speechmapping hearing aid analysis.
- Hearing aids (including computer programmable and digital models) and assistive listening devices such as telephone or television amplifiers and other sound enhancement devices.
- Hearing aid batteries and accessories.
- Repair on most brands of hearing aids.
- Special consultations upon request.
You may be referred to Memorial's Hearing Center, or you can call the Center directly at
(217) 788-3767 to schedule an appointment, or email us.
The Hearing Center is located at 644 N. Second St. and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Although appointments are recommended, walk-ins will be seen as time permits.
The Hearing Center also has a satellite office at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln. The office, which is open two Wednesdays a month, can be reached by calling (217) 732-2161, extension 75179.
The Hearing Center is staffed by clinical audiologists certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology. They specialize in the identification, assessment and prevention of hearing loss.