We will begin by reviewing your hearing health history. Then we will inspect your ear canal and eardrum. This is a painless, easy task performed with a special instrument called an otoscope or video otoscope.
Our hearing test evaluates your hearing sensitivity and is performed using an audiometer, which determines the softest level at which you hear different frequencies.
The hearing healthcare professional will review your audiogram from the hearing test, along with your Needs Assessment to prescribe the appropriate course of treatment.
You and your companion will complete a lifestyle and listening Needs Assessment with the hearing healthcare professional to determine the most common listening environments in which you need hearing help.
You may be fitted with a set of hearing instruments to try through the rest of the consultation. This will ensure that you can effectively communicate with the hearing healthcare professional as the evaluation proceeds.
You will have a trial period to ensure your complete satisfaction. It will begin the day of your fitting.
You will be seen multiple times during this period by your healthcare professional for any needed adjustments and counseling.