Will Hearing Aids Help Me?
If you feel you are struggling with your hearing, chances are you’re right. When you come in to see us, we can determine just how much hearing you may have lost and the possible causes of it. We offer various hearing aid styles to choose from, fitting most budgets and lifestyle requirements, from hearing aid brands you can trust. Hearing loss can happen gradually in many cases, so if you haven’t had a hearing screening or hearing evaluation in over a year it is recommended that you have another. Hearing Aids can help you communicate with those around you thus experience life to the fullest.
Hearing Aid Services
The following are the services we provide that are specific to hearing aids. They are to ensure that your experience with the hearing aids we provide you is best experience possible.
Your First Visit
On your first visit, you’ll provide us a detailed medical history and your experience with hearing. And then we’ll perform a hearing test and audiometry.
Test & Audiometry
In order to adjust your hearing aid to your individual requirements, we first determine your personal hearing profile, or “audiogram.” This is done by testing your ability to hear a variety of speech and environmental sounds.
Hearing Aid Recommendation
After gathering your history and your personal expectations with regard to your hearing, we provide you with detailed advice on the most appropriate products and facilities to meet your requirements:
- Which ear has a problem hearing?
- Which style of hearing aid is most suitable for you: analog, digitally programmable or fully digital?
- Do you want to regulate the volume of the hearing aid yourself, or would you prefer a hearing aid that adjusts automatically to any hearing situation?
- Which aid best suits your hearing loss or your personal situation? A Completely-in-the Ear, In-the-Canal, In-the-Ear (ITE), or behind-the-ear aid (BTE) aid? Read More on Hearing Aid Styles.
The Ear Impression
Since the various systems produce different hearing impressions, it is important for you to make a comparison yourself. For this purpose we will produce custom-made earmolds based on the exact contours of your ears. We can then ensure that your hearing aid fits perfectly.
To determine the optimum settings for your hearing aids, we use your audiogram, as well as your personal impression of how well you can hear. This adjustment process is carried out using a computer.
When adjusting your hearing aids, we take various measurements to check how well you can hear. Once we teach you how to operate them and instruct you on the energy supply (batteries), you should wear your new hearing aids for a few days in your regular surroundings.
Based upon what you tell us about how well you can hear in your everyday surroundings, we will make any necessary final adjustments to your hearing aids.
Once your hearing aids have been fitted to your complete satisfaction, we will provide you with detailed information on how they should be maintained. Of course, you can have your hearing aids checked by us at any time. This will ensure that the sound quality remains as good as ever, and will extend the life of your aids.