What To Expect
When you arrive for your hearing test appointment, you will be greeted by our friendly staff. They will ask you for some information and have you fill out a privacy form. Hearing test results are considered medical information, so findings will be kept confidential unless you specify otherwise.
You will then be introduced to one of our Hearing Healthcare Professionals who will escort you into an exam room and conduct your hearing test. The process takes approximately 30 minutes. Once the test is completed, you will have your results explained to you and an opportunity to have all of your questions answered.
The Testing Process
The testing process begins with an examination of the ears. The inside of your ears will be examined with a tool called an otoscope. Otoscopes consist of a low powered magnifying lens on a handle with a light attached. This tool allows the inside of your ears to be checked for irregularities, wax buildup or other factors which may affect your hearing.
Next comes the hearing test. The test takes place in a soundproof booth and involves listening to tones through headphones and pushing a button when each sound is heard. Your response to the tones you hear will be plotted on a graph called an audiogram. By examining your audiogram, our Hearing Healthcare Professionals can ascertain the range of your hearing.
The results will be explained to you once the test is completed. If results indicate your hearing abilities have difficulty perceiving certain sounds, our professionals will discuss what options you have available to bring these sounds back into your hearing range.
Our staff can then provide you with a selection of hearing technology appropriate for your specific needs. Together, you and our Hearing Healthcare Professionals will be able to decide what is right for you.
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