Tucked inside a CVS Pharmacy in Ellicott City, there’s now a hearing clinic that will be offering hearing screenings and fittings.
Several drug store chains, including CVS, already offer a range of health services, including immunizations, health screenings, minor injuries, ear infections and prescription refills.
In an effort to capture more health related business, the retail chain will now be offering personalized recommendations, hearing aid repair, inspections and cleaning. The store sells hearing aids and is staffed with audiologists.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 16 percent (40 million people) report some hearing problem. However, it takes an average seven years for people with hearing loss to seek professional help, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America.
CVS Pharmacy Hearing Center
3300 Centennial Lane
Ellicott City, Maryland 21042