Having a regular hearing test is essential if you want to catch your hearing loss in its early stages. As mild hearing loss can start affecting you as early as your late forties/early fifties, it is critical that you come into your local Denver hearing clinic to have your hearing checked annually.
What Happens At An Echo Hearing Center Hearing Evaluation
When you come into Echo Hearing Center for your hearing evaluation, we will need you to fill out some information about yourself, ranging from your medical history to your insurance company. Once that information is completed, you are ready for your appointment.
Also, if you would like to bring someone with you to your appointment, we highly encourage that you do. This person can help you recall all the things our audiologist will discuss with you and can assist with the hearing test if they are comfortable with helping out.
Pre-Hearing Evaluation Consultation
Before the official hearing tests begin, our audiologist will sit down with you and discuss what brought you in to have your hearing tested. He will also cover what will happen during the hearing evaluation, so you can feel more comfortable.
Another good reason to bring someone along with you to your hearing evaluation is that they can help during the pre-hearing test. Often, those around us notice things about us that we may miss. An example of this would be if you didn’t realize you often have to turn your head to hear clearly. The person you bring with you will likely notice this behavior and be able to communicate it to our audiologist.
The first step in our hearing evaluation is a video otoscopy, where our audiologist examines the area just inside the ear. This examination allows him to identify if there is any blockage or damage which could be causing your hearing loss such as built-up earwax or a punctured eardrum.
During the sound evaluation, our audiologist will have you step into our soundproof booth. That way, outside noise doesn’t interfere with your hearing evaluation. Once in the booth, the sound evaluation will begin. Three of the key tests you will undergo are:
As much of our hearing is dependent on our ability to hear, comprehend, and respond, it is natural that part of our hearing evaluation is a speech assessment. Two of the essential tests we perform are:
Also, if you brought someone with you to your hearing evaluation, our audiologist will have them read off a list of words for you to repeat. As you are likely more attuned to a familiar voice, our audiologist will be able to see if this affects your word recognition responses.
Results And Recommendations
After your hearing test has ended, our audiologist will review your result with you and provide his recommendations based on the results of your hearing test. During this time, you can ask any questions you have regarding your test, the results, and how you should move forward with protecting your hearing.
Hearing Aid Demonstrations
If the hearing evaluation does uncover that you have hearing loss, our audiologist can help you determine what hearing aids are right for your needs and lifestyle. We have several styles from various hearing aid manufacturers that you can test in our office, and our audiologist can order in more hearing aids, as we are an independent hearing clinic.
Who Can Benefit From Our Hearing Tests
Our hearing tests and evaluation is one of the most popular audiology services we offer at our clinic. We believe that everyone can benefit from regular hearing evaluations. However, some of the particular demographics who can really use our hearing tests and evaluations are:
Have A Personalized Hearing Evaluation At Echo Hearing Center
At Echo Hearing Center, we make sure to provide personalized hearing help. As hearing loss is an incredibly personal issue, you can feel comfortable coming into our hearing clinic, knowing that your concerns and preferences will be taken into account.
If you are ready to schedule your next hearing evaluation with an audiologist who will take the time to explain the process and listen to your concerns, contact us today for an appointment.