Two Minute Self-Check Hearing Test - Family Hearing Aid Center Big Island
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Family Owned And Operated Since 1980

Hilo

Kailua-Kona

family hearing aid center logo

Family Owned And Operated Since 1980

Hilo

Kailua-Kona

logo for family hearing aid center

Family Owned And Operated Since 1980

Hilo

Kailua-Kona

The Word List: Keep, Seat, Feet, Teach and Cheat.

Follow these steps

  1. Please read the 5 words so you are familiar with the words.
  2. Give the list of words to someone and ask them to repeat the words to you in any random order.

NOW: Turn your back to the presenter.

(Don’t just close your eyes because when you’re not sure what the word is the urge to peek and read lips is overwhelming.)

  1. Have the person say each word and you repeat the word you think they said.
  2. If you miss or say the word incorrectly the presenter should raise their voice and say the word again. (Just to be sure the reason you missed the word wasn’t because of not enough volume.)
  3. Continue down the list of words until finished.

HOW TO SCORE YOURSELF

  • If you miss one word out of the 5 don’t be concerned. If you missed two or more words and repeatedly missed them even with the presenter raising their volume, this could be a sign that you are losing or have lost some of your ability of understanding words or speech.
  • The words used are made up of High Pitched Consonant sounds. Most hearing losses begin in the high frequency range so many words with high pitched consonants can be a challenge for someone who has a hearing loss.
  • The brain looses its ability to recognize these words, and it usually gets progressively worse over time as the hearing loss deteriorates.
  • Stimulation to the brain with sound is vital for everyone, no matter what age. Keeping your brain cognitively stimulated is vital to keeping communication at its best. Early detection and correction is so important for anyone who has a hearing loss.

YOUR TOP RATED & NEW FAVORITE HEARING SPECIALIST IN HILO AND KAILUA-KONA, HI...

I was very impressed by the quality of the care and the exemplary service that I and my family received! I highly recommend them! They use a variety of tests and spend the time to explain everything to you and they answer your questions very patiently! Mahalo!!! - Barony barony hawaii 5 star review

Came in yesterday for my mother due to an ad invite for a new hearing device and instead got more than we came for, a thorough ear/hearing tests and insurance options expert advice without sales pitch hint. Dr. Wesley Nakamura's patience and knowledge made us feel comfortable and he genuinely wants to help us, putting our best interest first. Neat and clean office with super friendly staff! Too bad Yelp only got 5 stars when I could easily give it a 10! Thank you Wes and the staff !!! Aloha! - Andy andy hawaii 5 star review

I took a hearing test there and had the best experience ever! Dr. Nakamura is really generous, friendly, and heartwarming. He made sure if I felt comfortable when I am in the small room for the hearing test. He knows well with hearing aids and he fixed feedback of my hearing aid like in 5 minutes. The feedback bothered me for a long time but it got so much better. He speaks Japanese very well, too. I would definitely come back to here if I ever get a problem with my hearing aids. Thank you so much!! - Manae mane hawaii 5 star review

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of our Audiology office. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

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Our Hilo Office
417 Kilauea Ave. Suite B-7
Hilo HI 96720

Phone: 808.219.0657

Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm

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Our Kailua-Kona Office
75-169 Hualalai Rd. Suite 302
Kailua-Kona HI 96740

Phone: 808.201.6884

Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm

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