OTC hearing aids are for adults 18 years of age or older who think they have mild-to-moderate hearing loss. You may have mild-to-moderate hearing loss if, for example:
▪ Sounds or speech seem quiet or muffled to you.
▪ You have difficulty hearing in a group setting, with background noise (e.g., restaurant), speaking on the phone, or need to face people when talking to understand them.
▪ You ask others to repeat themselves or speak more loudly.
▪ People complain that you turn up the TV or radio too high.
The best way to determine if you have hearing loss is to obtain a hearing evaluation (audiogram) by a licensed audiologist. You can schedule a hearing evaluation at the Ear Institute of Chicago by calling: 630-789-3110.