Hearing Tests and Evaluations
To know your hearing loss, we must first get to know you. You’re not just another patient; you’re our patient and we cherish that relationship.
Office visits usually take an hour or less, so appointments can be worked into your schedule. Also, we don’t want your experience to be filled with cold, clinical details. So, we focus on gathering information about you and your hearing loss, and demonstrating how hearing technology can help you.
We’re not concerned with meeting sales quotas or pushing as many patients through as possible. Our goal is to deliver individualized hearing loss services. We’re with you through every step of the process, ready to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have.
We understand that comprehensive testing is the only way to truly grasp the type and severity of your hearing loss. That’s why we conduct in-depth evaluations and provide demonstrations of hearing aids at our office in Warren, Ohio. The process is comprised of five steps.
- Step 1 – Your hearing evaluation takes place in a sound-treated room where you listen to a series of beeps played at different volumes and tones. It’s called a Pure Tone evaluation and it helps establish your hearing threshold.
- Step 2 – We move on to speech recognition test, which determines how well you hear and understand at your preferred volume levels. If these exams show that amplification would benefit your communicative abilities, we’ll then perform another speech recognition test called the QuickSin.
- Step 3 – The QuickSin helps us to determine how you might do in background noise and pinpoint certain hearing aid features may be important to your fitting.
- Step 4 – We also perform a bone conduction evaluation to pinpoint any structural problems that could be contributing toward your hearing loss.
- Step 5 – Once the evaluations are complete, we can arrive at a detailed diagnosis and provide our recommendations for moving forward. At this point, we offer hearing aid demonstrations to show you the difference between the silence you’ve been living with and the clear sound of this life-changing technology.
We ask that you bring a friend or family member with you for your hearing evaluation. Not only can they offer valuable insight into your condition, but it also helps to have a familiar voice to help with the hearing aid demonstrations.