Evaluation for Hearing Aids
Typically, treatment for most permanent hearing loss involves the use of amplification devices in addition to aural rehabilitation. In doing so, it is necessary to take the appropriate steps toward better hearing and determine the best solution to fit your hearing difficulties, concerns and lifestyle.
Comprehensive Hearing Test
First, an audiologist must administer a series of tests to make a proper diagnosis of the type, cause and severity of one’s hearing impairment. If a permanent hearing loss is present, the audiologist will discuss the significance of your hearing loss as well as determine if further testing is necessary. If there is a presence of any of the following conditions or symptoms, it strongly recommended to be referred to a medical physician for further testing before receiving any treatment:
- Sudden Hearing Loss
- Asymmetry between the ears
- Unilateral or Acute Onset of Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Dizziness or Vertigo
Hearing & Communication Assessment
With the accessibility of online commerce and advancements in hearing devices, the next step towards better hearing can be overwhelming. At Listen Hear, we recommend scheduling a consultation for professional guidance through this process.
When choosing an instrument, we make it our mission to have a better understanding of what is most important to each individual and their communication needs. To get started, when a person is fit with a new hearing instrument, we will consider some of the following factors:
- The frequency in which you are having hearing difficulty
- The frequency in which you are in the presence of demanding and challenging environments
- The frequency in which you use your cellular phone and other Bluetooth devices
- The specific situations that you have difficulty hearing that are most important to you such as the television, telephone, religious services and/or group meetings
- Hand dexterity and visual ability
- Cosmetic and physical fit of the instruments in your ears
- Patient budget and financial concerns
For further assistance, we suggest that all our clients answer our lifestyle and communication assessment prior to scheduling their free consultation.
Call (347) 450-9872 today and ask about our hearing aid payment plans!