It All Starts With Our Simple 4 Step Hearing Test Process

Hearing impairment affects more than just your ability to hear — it affects your quality of life.

The hearing evaluation is just the beginning of your treatment, and it’s essential to setting your unique care plan in motion and taking action on hearing loss. Your in-depth hearing evaluation will help us craft a treatment plan that renews your ability to hear, allowing you to truly hear your best and live life on your terms.

Step One: The Interview

The interview process helps our practice determine the extent of your hearing impairment and aids us in uncovering any specific areas requiring further attention. Some typical questions you’ll want to prepare for are:

  • Has anyone else in your family had hearing problems?
  • Have you had any illnesses or injuries that might have affected your hearing?
  • Have you taken any medications that might have contributed to hearing impairment?
  • Have you been exposed to loud noises in your workplace or while participating in leisure activities?

Pre-hearing test interview

Step Two: The Examination

Our hearing care providers take a close look inside your ear and figure out whether the hearing difficulty you are experiencing could be caused by an obstruction or damage to the ear canal or eardrum. We use a special instrument called an otoscope or video otoscope to inspect your outer ear.

Hearing loss examination

Step Three: Hearing Tests

Next we’ll need to figure out the nature of your hearing loss. There’s a chance we will include hearing tests such as the following:

  • A hearing screening to measure your hearing at four frequencies at 25 decibels each
  • A speech assessment to measure how well you hear and understand ordinary conversation at different volumes
  • A middle-ear evaluation to measure how your eardrum and hearing react to varying degrees of air pressure

If you are suffering from a hearing impairment, your results will be documented on an audiogram. We will help determine whether you have trouble hearing low or high pitches and what that means for you moving forward.

Diagnostic hearing test

Step Four: Treatment Options

Treating hearing loss isn’t a simple process but we are here to help you through every step of your journey. We offer a variety of solutions.

  • Hearing Aids
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Aural Rehabilitation
Treating Hearing Loss

Hearing aid fitting

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Ready to get started?

Contact Hearing Care Partners today!