The Hearing Place, which has seven audiology centers serving northern and eastern Colorado, recently announced it will offer the ability for patients to benefit from at-home hearing tests.

According to a news release, the testing uses the FDA-registered hearX Group Self Test Kit technology. This method allows patients to test their hearing while maintaining social distancing practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Hearing Place will first launch this service in the Fort Collins area and expects to make this option available to other communities surrounding its locations in the coming months, according to the news release. The Hearing Place has locations in Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Windsor, Fort Lupton, Brush and Sterling.

New and existing patients located in the Fort Collins area who are interested in the at-home hearX Self Test Kit can learn more and request a self-test kit at

“The importance of low- and no-touch patient services has become more important than ever with the COVID-19 outbreak,” The Hearing Place’s lead audiologist Dr. Brittany Mathisen said in the news release. “Individuals with the highest risk of infection are adults and elderly people, the same group of people that we typically serve.”

The hearing assessment is conducted through a guided tablet-based program. Patients receive easy-to-follow instructions, user-friendly step-by-step guidance and the option of real-time telehealth support from an audiologist, according to the news release.

Bobby Fernandez covers Growth and Development for the Greeley Tribune. Reach him at (970) 392-4478, by email at [email protected] and on Twitter @BobbyDFernandez.