The hearing test starts with a conversation so we can get to know you and learn about your hearing health. This helps us gain a greater understanding of what could be impacting your hearing. We will ask about your hearing health concerns, medical history, and lifestyle. This helps us determine your unique listening lifestyle.
After this intake conversation, our Audiologist will inspect your ears with an otoscope – an instrument with a flashlight that allows the ears to be thoroughly examined. This is to check if there are any blockages, injuries, earwax, or anything else that could be blocking sound.
This is a quick test that allows us to see how well the eardrums move. This test can show us any complications in the middle ear space.
The actual hearing test consists of wearing headphones in a quiet room as our Audiologist guides you through different sounds which will be played at various pitches. You will indicate what you can hear and this information will be tracked throughout the process.
Speech In Noise Testing
This test will determine your ability to understand speech in the presence of competing background noise.
After the hearing test, our Audiologist will review your results with you and discuss next steps. If hearing loss is identified, we will share effective treatment options to meet your hearing needs. These treatment options are based on your listening goals and your specific lifestyle needs.
Real Ear Measurements (REM)
Custom Hearing Protection
Assistive Listening Devices
Hearing Aid Repairs
Hearing aids are such an important investment in your hearing health. These devices are long lasting and integral to daily life. Hearing aids can experience impact from daily wear and tear that requires minor repairs. We are able to conduct repairs in-house, making it convenient and accessible! Common hearing aid repairs include:
- Repairing the battery door if it is stuck and/or not closing
- Replacing the earmold tubing
- Replacing receiver wires
- Clean out microphones and receivers
- Dry out and remove moisture from your devices
We are committed to making sure that you are able to maximize the use of your hearing aids, by offering hearing aid repairs.
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Testing
So, what are some signs of APD?
- Often mishears sounds and words
- Difficulty following verbal instructions, whether simple or complicated
- Difficulty with reading, spelling, and academics
- Says “what” or “huh” frequently
- Is easy distracted
- Has difficulty in presence of background noise
- Responds inconsistently to sounds
- Has difficulty remembering what is said
- Problems with distinguishing between similar sounds
- Delays in responses to questions
Prioritize Your Hearing Health!
Prioritizing your hearing health can change your life. Treating hearing loss drastically enhances hearing and communication which has far-reaching effects on all aspects of life. Strengthened communication offers countless benefits including: improves relationships, enriches social life, boosts confidence, and fully supports people navigating daily life independently. This is great for overall health, longevity, and quality of life!
The first step is simple. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment! Your consultation will include a hearing exam that establishes your hearing needs. We are here to guide you through the process of tending to your hearing health.
We are proud to serve and offer hearing healthcare services for Veterans. Veterans experience an increased risk of developing hearing loss from consistent exposure to loud noise. So prioritizing hearing health is critical to be proactive about protecting hearing. There are specific benefits Veterans can access through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that support hearing healthcare. This includes:
- VA health benefits that offer free or reduced cost of hearing aids
- Monthly tax-free income from VA Disability Compensation
These benefits provide greater access and support for comprehensive hearing tests, hearing aids, and continued hearing health care. If you have served in the military it is important to enroll in the VA benefits system. You can contact us for more information!