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Getting your hearing checked is important. Learn what to expect and how to get the most out of your AARP membership.

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Your hearing health is UnitedHealthcare Hearing's priority. From hearing test to finding the right hearing device for you, we're here each step of the way. If you are an AARP member, you can save on prescription hearing aids and accessories through AARP Hearing Solutions provided by UnitedHealthcare Hearing.

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What should I know about getting my hearing checked?​

It’s important to take good care of your hearing, and one of the simplest ways to do that is by getting a hearing test. Here’s what to expect.

• First, you’ll take a hearing test. During this test, your ability to hear sounds at various pitches and volumes will be measured.
• Once your hearing test is complete, you’ll review your results with your hearing professional.
• Your hearing professional will help you develop a treatment plan, which may include a recommendation for a hearing aid or an assistive device.

Talking to a hearing care professional about your hearing health

If you suspect you have hearing loss, meeting with a hearing care professional can help you learn more about the degree of hearing loss and best next steps.

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Questions to ask your hearing care professional

• What’s the most likely cause of my symptoms?
• What else might be causing my symptoms?
• What tests do you recommend?
• Should I stop taking any of my current medications?
• Should I see a specialist?

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Questions your hearing care professional may ask you

• How would you describe your symptoms?
• Do you have pain or drainage in the affected ear or ears?
• Did your symptoms come on suddenly?
• Do you have ringing, roaring or hissing in your ears?
• Do your symptoms include dizziness or balance problems?
• Do you have a history of ear infections, ear trauma or ear surgery?
• Have you ever worked in a job that exposed you to loud noise?
• Does your family complain that you turn up the TV volume too high?
• Do you have trouble understanding someone talking in a low voice?
• Do you have trouble understanding someone on the phone?
• Do you often need to ask others to speak up or repeat themselves?
• Does this happen more often in a noisy setting, such as a crowded restaurant?

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What to prepare for your appointment

• A key list of your symptoms and how long you’ve had them
• Medical information, especially related to any ear problems
• Exposure you’ve had to loud environments

What discounts and perks do I have as an AARP member?

As an AARP member, you can save on hearing aids, care and accessories:

• No-cost hearing exam and consultation

• Prescription hearing aids as low as $699 per ear

• Up to 20% off prescription hearing aids and 15% off accessories

• Four-year warranty* on hearing aids

*Four-year warranty applies to hearing aids in the Classic & Premier technology levels.

Explore all hearing products

Through AARP® Hearing Solutions™ provided by UnitedHealthcare Hearing, you have access to top-quality hearing aids from some of the most popular manufacturers. An array of options to help match your lifestyle, hearing needs and budget is available. Connect with a hearing-care professional to learn more about these brands and what device may be best for you.

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