What to Expect During Your In-Person Hearing Evaluation

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1. Appointment Confirmation.

  • You will receive a confirmation call or email with the date, time, and location of your appointment. (I believe this is a call. Are additional questions asked during the call?)
  • You will receive a reminder call prior to your appointment.

2. Day of Hearing Evaluation.

  • Please arrive a few minutes early to complete a short questionnaire.
  • Bring any relevant medical records or previous hearing tests and the name of your primary physician.
  • If possible, bring a friend or relative with you. This helps our audiologist gauge how easily you understand words spoken by someone you are familiar with.

3. Case History.

  • Our audiologist will begin by asking about your hearing concerns, any symptoms, and your medical and noise exposure history.

4. Visual Examination.

  • Our audiologist will visually inspect your ears using an otoscope to check for any obstructions, infections, or abnormalities.

5. Hearing Test.

  • You’ll be placed in a soundproof booth with a large window
  • You’ll be asked to wear headphones and respond to a series of tones at different frequencies and volumes. This helps determine the softest sounds you can hear at different pitches.

6. Discussion of Result.

  • Once testing is completed, the audiologist will discuss the results with you, explaining any hearing loss, its type, and severity.

7. Recommendation.

  • If hearing loss is detected, our audiologist may recommend hearing aids, further medical evaluation, or other interventions.
  • She’ll discuss potential benefits, types, and costs associated with various solutions.

8. Additional Tests (if required).

  • Depending on initial findings, our audiologist might suggest more specialized tests or evaluations.

9. Follow-Up.

  • Depending on the results and recommendations, a follow-up appointment may be scheduled for fitting hearing aids, retesting, or addressing any other concerns.

10. Feedback Opportunity.

  • Our patients are encouraged to ask questions and share any concerns they might have regarding their hearing or the suggested interventions.

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