Utah: Guide to Hearing Loss

Utah is one of America's most geographically stunning states. But is Utah’s hearing healthcare equally as stunning? Let’s find out!

How many test centers are in Utah?

Utah is home to 171 audiology offices. This isn’t a ton when looking at its size – an area of nearly 85,000 square miles. But when looking at the modest population of 3.2 million, this is a fairly reasonable amount.

15.9% of adults in Utah have some type of hearing loss
Source:cdc.gov

Cities with the best hearing healthcare

CityPopulationAudiologists & Hearing CentersCenters (per 100,000)
Salt Lake City200,6625326.4
West Valley City138,359107.2
Ogden90,8441920.9
St. George88,8851011.3
South Jordan76,5975065.3

Source: https://www.usahearingcenters.com/search-hearing-loss-by-city.html
Source: http://worldpopulationreview.com/states/utah-population/cities/

Salt Lake City and South Jordan both have a good ratio of hearing centers when compared to their population. Smaller cities and towns don’t have quite as many, but there are still enough to service those who need it.

What government support do I have?

Put simply, and rather unfortunately, there are no government programs in Utah that will help you if you’re in need of a hearing aid. Hopefully this changes in the near future.

What doctoral programs are available in Utah?

If you’re looking to study audiology in Utah, you have two doctoral programs on offer. These are:

  • The University of Utah
  • Utah State University

Support for military veterans

Hearing healthcare support for veterans is nationwide, with 170 centers across the country. There’s only one in Utah, but outside of the state, you’ll be able to find coverage.

Our guide on VA hearing aids goes into more detail about the support you have available.

How can I get my hearing tested?

A hearing test is the first step towards better hearing health, and you can get tested for free in your local area by filling in this form. You'll see a qualified hearing consultant who will run a series of tests to determine if you have any hearing loss, and if you do, show you the best options moving forward.

Read our guide on what to expect from a hearing test to find out more details, know what to bring with you and how long a hearing test might take.

Overall

Sadly, there’s not a lot of audiological help provided by Utah. They have an adequate amount of practicing audiologists, but their government support is a lot less than ideal. Hopefully they’ll improve on this in the coming years!

Duncan Lambden

Duncan Lambden

Writer

Duncan is an Australian-born American-raised creative writer with a passion for healthy ears. He continues to build upon his audiology qualifications with research and various courses. Duncan has been working alongside Florida-based audiologist Lindsey Banks, Au.D., to make sure that Everyday Hearing has the most up-to-date content.

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