• What Happens During A Hearing Test

    What Happens During A Hearing Test

    Many consumers are unsure where to find professional help with their hearing. Our highly trained staff provides hearing health care in a manner that provides you with the information that you need for a successful hearing aid experience.

    Most adults with hearing loss can be helped with hearing aids. Choosing the right hearing aid can be difficult. There is an enormous amount of information regarding hearing aids and the choices can be daunting. Choosing a Hearing Professional who can guide you through this process is the first critical decision in purchasing hearing aids.

    Of course, the first step to a successful hearing aid experience is an accurate audiological evaluation or hearing test. Equally important is a determination regarding your specific needs and lifestyle. It is critical to convey this information to the hearing health care professional. Finally, everyone has a budget. Your budgetary constraints should be discussed. Hearing aids are rarely covered by insurance.

    Evaluation:

    At the time of the hearing evaluation a case history will be taken to determine the type of hearing problem that the individual perceives and how his/her family perceives the hearing problem. Questions will also be asked about the onset of the hearing loss, presence of tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and dizziness. Based on the results of the hearing test and the answers to these questions Our highly trained staff may make a referral to a medical doctor for an examination and possible treatment. If the testing reveals a sensori-neural hearing loss, a hearing aid may be recommended for one or both ears.

    Hearing Aid Evaluation:

    There are literally thousands of hearing aids from which to choose. Our highly trained staff will use the information that was provided in the case history and in the audiological evaluation to help narrow those choices for you. The final decision on which hearing aid is purchased is the choice of the wearer. The main types of hearing aids available today are conventional or Analog and Digital.

    Hearing Aid Fitting:

    During the hearing aid fitting the device is programmed to meet the needs of the wearer. The new wearer is provided with instructions regarding how to put the hearing aid in the ear and remove it, how to change batteries and how to care for and clean the device. This is also the time that the Hearing Professional reiterates the function of the hearing aid as it relates to the individual’s lifestyle.

    Attitude is the key to the hearing aid user’s success.

    A hearing aid is exactly what it says, it is an “aid” to help you hear better.

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  • Posted by Frank Delaware on January 24, 2017, 10:02 am

    My hearing isn’t as good as it used to be, and I was thinking about taking a hearing test to make sure nothing is wrong. I really like that you say that during the hearing test, they can actually narrow down your choices of hearing aids! I would have just thought that they were a "one size fits all" type device.

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