Evaluation for Hearing Aids
There are several steps that make up a hearing aid evaluation. If you suspect that you might need a hearing aid, you will first need to have a comprehensive hearing evaluation. At the time of the hearing evaluation, a case history will be taken to determine how much your hearing problem impacts your day-to-day life as well as the lives of your family. A complete hearing history will be taken in addition to some basic questions about your general health history.
The results from your hearing test will provide the audiologist an outline of what sounds you may be missing or hearing. At this point, the results will be explained to you and your loved one and recommendations regarding your hearing health will be made. Should the recommendation include hearing aids, the audiologist will explain what hearing aids can do to help. Typically. At this appointment you will get to see different styles of hearing aids. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to experience a listening demonstration with hearing aids. You will work together with the audiologist to determine which hearing aids are the most appropriate for your individual lifestyle and listening needs. Depending on the style chosen, impressions of your ears may need to be taken so that your hearing aids can be custom fit. A deposit may be collected for your hearing aid order, and a hearing aid fitting appointment will be scheduled.