Helen Keller was born June 27, 1880. Contrary to popular belief, she was not born blind and deaf, but was left with those disabilities after a serious illness at the age of only 19 months old. Helen worked very hard to rise above her limitations. She became educated and a contributing member of society, and an inspiration to all!
She had the following to say about her perceptions on being blind and deaf:
“I am just as deaf as I am blind. The problems of deafness are deeper and more complex, if not more important than those of blindness. Deafness is a much worse misfortune. For it means the loss of the most vital stimulus– the sound of the voice that brings language, sets thoughts astir, and keeps us in the intellectual company of man.“
“Blindness separates us from things but deafness separates us from people.”
Those who live with hearing loss are missing part of that “vital stimulus” talked about by Helen Keller. The good news is that out of the millions of people who have hearing loss in the United States, 95% of them can be helped.
If you or someone you love is experiencing the lonely effects of hearing loss...we can help! Contact us at Hearing Now Audiology today!
Dr. Browning knows the importance of receiving a clear understanding of your overall health history in order to provide you with the best treatment outcomes. He will visit with you about your overall health as well as hearing health history including any noise exposure, disease, family history etc. He then will have you move to the audio booth to complete the hearing exam. After the results are obtained, he will discuss findings with you and visit about treatment options. Most appointments last about an hour.
Veterans who have been referred to our office for a compensation and pension exam will complete a thorough health history as required by the Department of Veterans Affairs. You will then be placed into the audio booth to complete testing as required by the VA. Tests include audiometric and tympanometric testing.
After testing, Dr. Browning will not be allowed to review the test results with you. Test results are the property of the Department of Veterans Affairs and therefore can not be discussed with you during our appointment time. However, results can be obtained from the compensation and pension office for your own records after they have been processed.
Hearing Now Audiology is now in a new location. We have opened a new office at 960 South 24th St. West, Unit H, Billings, MT. We would love to see you soon!
For your convenience, please park in any of the parking spaces provided in front of our office or side of the building. There is handicapped parkiing just to the side of the building with a ramp for your convenience. As you enter the office, please sign in. If you are being seen on a Saturday or during the week after 5 pm, then please sign in on the form provided which will be located the main desk, then have a seat in the waiting room. Dr. Browning will be with you shortly after check in.