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Do I Have Hearing Loss?

For most people, hearing loss happens gradually. This makes it hard to detect as we get used to it over time. Many people don’t even notice as they find ways to compensate. As time goes on, and the hearing loss continues to worsen, we start to miss more and more, and it can become difficult to communicate with the people we love. For many people with hearing loss their family and friends notice a problem long before they do themselves.

Early signs of hearing loss:

  • Struggling to hear/understand in background noise
  • Feeling like nothing sounds clear/everything sounds muffled
  • Feeling like other people are mumbling
  • Saying “what” or “huh” more often
  • Turning the TV up
  • Avoiding social situations
  • Spouse or children commenting on your hearing
  • Ringing in the ear
  • Trouble hearing on the phone

If you have experienced one or more of these early signs it may be time for you to get a hearing test. Routine hearing testing is covered by most insurances (even Medicare!). Getting a hearing test does not mean you need hearing aids, there are many treatment options, but you won’t know what is right for you without a test. Early detection has been shown to lead to better outcomes and more effective treatment. Reach out to our office to sign up for a comprehensive hearing assessment today.


As one of the premier dental practices in Eau Claire, WI, our dentists and team at Hebert Dental also provide 5-star dental care to patients from Altoona, Chippewa Falls, Osseo, Fall Creek, Eleva, Thorp & Bloomer, WI & the surrounding areas.

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Dentists in Eau Claire, WI

"I have ALWAYS been very fearful of going to the dentist. My experiences at Hebert Dental have made me wish I’d have started seeing them years before I did. The staff are all super nice and very caring. One of their main priorities is to make sure that you are comfortable and aware of each step they take. Walking through the doors at Hebert Dental is like coming home to family!"

- Shirley M.

"We love Hebert Dental! We always have such a pleasant experience when we are there! They are so patient with my kiddos as well (7 and 5)! The kids love when they get to go to the dentist, and the staff play a huge roll in that! Highly recommend!"

- Jessica S.

"My mother is in a memory care facility and her dentist was 60 mi away, they were kind enough to get her in and fix her tooth and we were well taken care, they were polite courteous and explained everything to us. They found a way to fit her in and take care of her problem tooth. Thank you, they were all great to work with and took very good care of my 92 yr old mom."

- Sherry L.

"I always look forward to my routine checkups with Hebert Dental. They truly care about you as a person and that is hard to find these days. Diane always has my best interests at heart and is so professional and fun to be around. Would recommend to anyone looking for outstanding dentistry!!!"

- Kory L.

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

What To Expect On Your First Visit​

Your Happiest, Healthiest Smile Starts Here!

You are invited to have a no-pressure consultation to discuss your goals and have all your questions answered.

Discuss Your Goals & Concerns

Thorough Exam & Oral Cancer Screening

Digital X-Rays As Needed

Custom Treatment Plan

Bonus - Free Copy of Dr. Tarpenning's book, "Get Your Smile On! Your Guide To Extraordinary Dental Care"