What to Expect at Your First Hearing Evaluation
Posted by Hearing Northwest on May 31, 2013
A hearing evaluation is a no-obligation and simple procedure that can offer many long-term health and lifestyle benefits. Yet many people experience a little anxiety when visiting an unfamiliar business. Knowing a bit more about the hearing evaluation process will alleviate some concerns. Below is a summary of what to expect at your first hearing evaluation.
When first entering the hearing clinic, you will be warmly greeted by the front desk assistant and checked in for your appointment. The hearing specialist will then begin the appointment by asking a series of lifestyle questions to gain insight into what your listening needs might be. Next a free audiometric evaluation will be performed to measure any hearing loss and to what degree it may exist. You’ll wear a set of headphones and indicate whether you hear a variety of sounds at different frequencies and levels of loudness.
Your hearing test results will be examined by the specialists to determine if there is a loss and what logical steps the recommend to treat it. If that involves hearing aids, various product models based on your lifestyle needs will be given. Amplification options will be discussed and if the patient wants a custom-made hearing aid, an earmold will be taken. Most hearing evaluations and consultations take about 30 to 60 minutes. To get started simply submit your information on our Contact Us page or call us and we will get you scheduled for your free hearing exam.