Hearing Aid Evaluation
A hearing aid evaluation is the next step once it has been determined that you have a hearing loss that is treatable with hearing aids. The hearing aid evaluation is generally included in your comprehensive hearing evaluation. There is no additional charge for a hearing aid evaluation.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
A complete history will be taken with questions to help us determine how much your hearing loss is impacting your day-to-day life. We will also discuss with you and your friend/family member what concerns are present surrounding your hearing loss. Is the television too loud for everyone else? Does everyone mumble? Is it difficult to hear when background noise is present? At this time we also take a look at any family history of hearing loss or any previous noise exposure. Finally we review your lifestyle. How many differing listening situations do you find yourself in from week to week?
During your hearing aid evaluation the hearing test will be explained in detail. We will discuss why you might be experiencing difficulty in certain situations. It is during this time that we will also discuss effective communication strategies to help when hearing is difficult. The hearing test, along with lifestyle and budget considerations will help us determine your best hearing solution.
During the hearing aid evaluation, it is likely that you will have a hearing aid demonstration. This allows you to experience first-hand how hearing aids sound and feel. This can be quite an experience for some who have not realized the impact of their hearing loss.
Once a decision has been made as to the style and type of hearing aid to be ordered, a follow-up appointment will be scheduled for a hearing aid fitting. Depending upon the order, this appointment may be scheduled within a few days or up to 2 weeks.