What happens during your appointment?
The Doctors of Audiology at Hear Here Audiology begin your hearing assessment with a frank conversation about your hearing concerns. We listen closely to help you identify the situations where hearing is the most challenging.
Your case history will get a review as well. It’s important to tell us about any history of ear infections or cancer treatments, as these can affect your hearing. Bring a list of all medications and supplements you are currently taking.
Next, you’ll receive a complete diagnostic hearing evaluation that includes a video-otoscopy of your ear structures and acoustic immittance testing to localize the source of any hearing loss.
These tests are completely painless and will provide a complete picture of the sounds you can hear, the sounds you are missing and what technology will help you hear better.
Don’t go it alone
Facing possible hearing loss may make you feel anxious or uneasy. That’s not uncommon. The Audiologists at Hear Here Audiology encourage you to bring a trusted friend or family member along with you to your appointments. It will help to have a supportive person with you during the review of your test results and recommendations on treatment. Treating hearing loss is a family affair, so it’s most effective when family is involved at the beginning.
- Diagnostic audiologic hearing tests include:
- Acoustic emissions
- Bone conduction
- Pure tone audiometry
- Speech recognition threshold testing
Each ear is tested individually, and the results are recorded on an audiogram. When the tests are complete, the audiologist will review and interpret the results for you.
What if you need hearing aids?
If the results of your exam show that you have hearing loss and wearing hearing aids will help, the audiologist will recommend the best hearing aid style and functions for you. At Hear Here Audiology, we treat the entire patient, not just the ears. We’ll discuss your lifestyle and activity level; we’ll listen to your concerns about the appearance of hearing aids, take into account any issues you may have with vision or dexterity and work within your budget to recommend the best solution for you.