“Have You Heard? CVS Pharmacy Offers Hearing Services”

Having a hearing evaluation is as important as having an eye examination. There are many causes of hearing loss and only a thorough hearing examination can determine the nature and degree of hearing loss and treatment options. Chronic health conditions may contribute to hearing loss such as diabetes and heart disease. Among seniors, hearing loss is one of the most prevalent medical conditions following arthritis and hypertension (University of California, San Francisco, Department of Neurology)

The inability to hear and understand instructions by physicians, pharmacists and caregivers can put personal health in jeopardy. Often patients with hearing loss become isolated and depressed, and seem to be having symptoms of dementia and memory issues. Hearing loss may drive the person away from social situations because of the frustration of not understanding what is being said in conversation.

Experts say it takes an average of seven years before patients seek help from a professional for their hearing loss. In Fall 2015, CVS pharmacy opened hearing centers in select Ohio stores. By making hearing services accessible and convenient to the community, CVS hearing specialists help patients improve their quality of life by addressing hearing needs sooner.

CVS pharmacy at 22001 Lakeshore Blvd. in Euclid is offering free hearing screenings to determine if an individual requires further evaluation. Based on the screening results, the Center’s hearing professional may recommend a thorough hearing examination. The Center can service a patient’s existing hearing aids, offers the latest in digital hearing aid technology, and provides solutions for hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears).

Today's technology helps patients to hear more effectively when there is background noise present. Hearing aids today are very small, discreet, and comfortable to wear. The Hearing Center is committed to providing complete patient care. And, solutions to hearing needs are customized to the individual’s lifestyle requirements.

Stop in or call 216-731-1102 to make an appointment today for a free hearing screening. The CVS Hearing Center at 22001 Lakeshore Blvd. in Euclid is open 10:00AM to 6:00PM Tuesday through Saturday.

Kathleen Spilar, M.A. is the audiologist on staff and has more than 30 years experience in medical hearing health settings and in the hearing aid fitting industry, giving her a well rounded perspective on the needs of her patients. She has been a resident of Euclid for 30 years and is really excited about helping the people in her community.

Kathleen Spilar, M.A., F-AAA, Audiologist


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