We’re here to help you and or your loved ones hear better and get more out of life. Everything we do is focused on that goal, from the staff we hire, our knowledge and skills, our hearing tests, the brands we select and how we expertly fitting your hearing aid. It’s all to help you hear better.
What happens during a hearing test?
When you arrive for your hearing exam, you will be greeted and asked to fill out several forms, including those that record your personal information, medical history, and insurance verification.
When your hearing exam begins, your specialist will review key personal information with you and will ask you a few questions to discover the specific types of environments in which you may be experiencing hearing loss and hearing problems.
Next, he/she will look into your ears by using an otoscope. This instrument is used to see the ear canal and the eardrum and whether or not there is ear wax obstructing the canal. Sometimes they will have a video otoscope, so you can see inside your ear as well.
After the visual exam of your ear is complete you will have foam ear plugs in your ears and your specialist will walk you through a series of tests. They will print out the results and review them with you. If there is a hearing problem, you can decide which path is best for you.
This testing will enable us to determine:
• Whether or not a hearing loss exists
• The possible cause of hearing loss
• The degree and type of hearing loss and whether the loss exists in one or both ears
• The best treatment options
Hearing Aid Fitting
We believe that our patients’ needs are unique and deserve individualized attention. That is why we tailor our hearing aid selections and fittings to best suit our patients’ lifestyles, needs, and budget. We are not a one-size-fits-all practice. Our patients can select hearing aids from a variety of manufacturers, styles, and price points. The hearing aid manufacturers that we utilize set the industry standard for durability and sound quality.
Hearing aid fitting is a critical part of your success with hearing aids. Hearing aids work extremely well when they are fitted to your ears and adjusted for your hearing needs and preferences.
First, our hearing professionals will check that your hearing aids are physically comfortable, then we’ll program the hearing instruments, check your hearing with the hearing aids in place, and show you the advanced features of your new hearing aids and how to care for them.
Sometimes transportation or physical limitations prevent a patient from getting to our office. We are always glad to come to your residence and assist you with your hearing needs. We prefer to do the initial testing in our office, and then follow ups, like adjustments, quarterly cleaning, set up and training can be all done in the comfort of your own home.
We will be happy to look into your insurance coverage. At this time Medicare does not cover hearing instruments, but some supplemental s do. Federal Employee or retirees get up to 2500.00, so let us check to see what coverage you may have. This is a free service.