Free hearing screenings at CHC in NYC
You can sign up for a free hearing screening at CHC’s Shelley and Steven Einhorn Audiology Center in New York City. Appointments are available each Wednesday from 12 to 2 pm and Thursday from 4 to 6 pm for people ages five and up. You’ll need to reserve a time, so call us at 917-305-7766 (v) or submit the appointment request form.
About hearing screenings
A free hearing screening takes 5 minutes and the result tells us if a person’s hearing is within the “normal” range. It doesn’t provide enough information for us to prescribe hearing aids, just whether or not a hearing loss is present. (Note: If you wear hearing aids or have already received a hearing loss diagnosis, do not request a hearing screening. Instead, you should inquire about a comprehensive hearing evaluation.)
Annual hearing screenings are an important part of the overall health and wellness plan for everyone who’s never been diagnosed with hearing loss. Most people wait far too long to deal with a potential hearing problem, and ignoring hearing loss has consequences.
What to expect at your screening
After your audiologist asks a few questions about your hearing, you’ll take a seat in the patient side of an audiology test booth. Your clinician will explain the equipment to you and move to the audiologist side of the booth. The screening is not painful or startling. The audiologist will give you instructions and slowly play sounds at different pitches and volumes. You will just need to indicate when you can hear a sound by raising your hand.
If your audiologists see a possible hearing issue, he or she will suggest a full audiological evaluation.