What to Expect at Your Hearing Exam
When going for a hearing exam, first, you should bring a significant other, friend or family member to your appointment. This is because, depending on how the exam goes, it may be useful to do some testing with a familiar voice. Also, it can be very beneficial for someone else to hear the explanation of results with you. Most often, friends or family have been encouraging you to have your hearing tested and they want to participate with you and be supportive.
1) We need to get to know each other a little bit! You will be asked to identify the reason for your visit and to share any pertinent health history.
2) Your ear canal will be examined using a video camera (which you will be able to see on a TV screen) to ensure that a build-up of wax is not an issue and to see that the canal and eardrum look normal.
3) A hearing exam will be performed in a sound booth. It is a very open design so don’t worry about feeling closed in! This is where you may be asked to push a button if you hear a sound, or to repeat words played through headphones or speakers.
4) If necessary, a few more diagnostic tests will be run to pinpoint your specific areas of trouble and to aid in the proper recommendation for treatment.
5) I will explain your results and make recommendations based on your specific needs. Together, we will discuss your lifestyle, listening goals and determine if hearing aids, other assistive devices or therapies could be beneficial to you. These days hearing aids come in all shapes and sizes and can be quite sleek and discrete so be candid about any concerns you may have.
6) If hearing aids are recommended, you can expect a customized approach to fit your needs. It is important to have a 30 day money back guarantee and financing options to make sure that you are satisfied.
Levine Hearing tests include:
Air & Bone Conduction Thresholds, Speech Reception Thresholds, Most Comfortable Listening Levels, Uncomfortable Listening Levels, Pure Tone Averages, Free-field Speech Discrimination, Tinnitus Evaluations, QuickSIN, APHAB, Real Ear Measurements and other specialized tests as needed.
Call today to schedule your free screening appointment by calling 704-540-3081.
Hi! I’m Madison. I’m a Hearing Instrument Specialist (like my mother). I’m observing, learning, absorbing and sharing as I become a part of this beautiful South Charlotte Hearing community. I want to know you! So please leave me comments if my posts are meaningful to you or teach you something new, and feel free to tweet me at @LevineHearing!
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9 thoughts on “What to Expect at Your Hearing Exam”
I was recently fit with hearing aids and I love them. I finally admitted to myself that I wasn’t hearing as well as I used to. My hearing aids are nearly invisible and no one can tell that I am wearing them. They are discreet and they help me hear conversation so much more clearly.
I am really so so happy that you are enjoying them! It is a huge plus for some people when they can wear invisible aids and still not miss a thing in a conversation. Thank you for the comment!
Great article! Making your first appointment can be intimidating, but there’s nothing to be nervous about. Everyone involved just wants you to hear the best you can and from my experience, Madison goes above and beyond to provide a comfortable environment and to get you what you need..
Ray, thanks for the comment! Making that appointment isn’t the easiest, but I’m really not that scary :p and people always feel better that they went ahead and did it!
I would have never thought that a friend or family member attending an appointment is helpful. Thanks for educating me!
As an engineer, I’m curious to learn more about the sound booth 🙂 Do the sounds come from different areas? I never cease to be amazed at how technology can help us both from a medical standpoint and life in general!
Great article, good luck with everything!
Thank you, Kelly!
The initial exam is SO easy and eye-opening–thanks for letting all know what to expect