How it works
What to Expect
Before any testing begins, we will sit down with you and your communication partner to find out what your hearing difficulties have been like, your goals for improving, and how we can best assist you.
Testing begins with an otoscope that allows both you and the practitioner to see a clear image of the inside of your ear canal. We will explain what you are seeing and how it may be affecting your hearing.
While in our sound booth, we conduct a series of tests that measure your hearing thresholds at different frequencies and volumes to develop an audiogram mapping your particular hearing loss. Knowing this helps us determine if hearing aids can help correct your particular loss.
Understanding what others are saying is the most important goal when it comes to helping you. We conduct several tests aimed at finding out how well and how quickly you hear words and sounds – with and without background noise.
After the evaluation has been completed, we will explain what the test results indicate, answer any questions you and your companion have and give you our recommendation for treatment.
If the tests show that you could benefit from hearing aids, we will introduce you to the latest hearing technology, program some hearing aids to fit your specific needs and allow you to see for yourself what help sounds like.
Based on your needs and goals, we will discuss how you would like to proceed. If appropriate, and you decide to get fit for hearing aids, we can make arrangements to begin helping you hear better.