Hearing Evaluations

What is a hearing evaluation?

A Hearing Evaluation is the first step in diagnosing your individual needs.  It enables us to determine both where you are hearing well, and where we may need to focus treatment.

These tests are used to determine the extent, type, and details of your particular hearing loss and are performed by one of our licensed hearing care professionals.  During these quick tests, we uncover the information needed to provide you with the best solution possible.

These tests may include:

   Air Conduction Testing

   Bone Conduction Testing

   Speech Testing

   Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions (DPOAE) Testing

   Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) Testing

   Tympanometry or Acoustic Immittance Testing

The entire evaluation should last for between 20-40 minutes.  Once the test is complete, we will spend some time talking about your results and make a recommendation for the next course of action.

After your evaluation

After your evaluation is complete, we will spend some time discussing the results.  We will carefully outline our findings and our professionals will make a recommendation based on your needs.  During this time don’t be afraid to ask questions.  We want you to be comfortable and informed.  After all, hearing care is a journey, not a quick fix.

Why do I need a hearing evaluation?

A complete evaluation identifies hearing loss and gives us important information needed to provide help.  Since there are different types of hearing loss, each needs to be treated in a specific way.  This evaluation uncovers key information that tells us where and how to focus treatment.

If it is determined that you could benefit from hearing devices, we offer a wide range of the latest technology, and can recommend the right solution for your needs.

Can I bring someone with me?

Yes!  In fact, we encourage you to bring a family member or loved one to your evaluation.  Since hearing loss effects more than just you, it’s beneficial to bring someone you trust to help digest the information and recommendations.

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