Your Hearing Appointment
There is no doubt that as we get older we start to lose what we once held precious and that includes our hearing. Let’s review the importance of getting your hearing tested. It is recommended that as we hit 50 years of age we get an annual hearing evaluation once a year, every year. Very much like we view our other annual health checkups, it’s just good protocol to be proactive and catch any signs that we may need some help.
An annual hearing test, once completed will give you a good baseline to reference from annually. If you do find that you have hearing loss then you should visit with your hearing professional to address it.
There are a few goals with addressing your hearing loss early on:
- Treat your hearing loss for a better quality of life. Your family will thank you for it and your mind, soul, and body will love you for it!
- Speaking of your brain, the main goal of treating your hearing loss is to either slow way down or stop the regression of brain understanding function. We have all heard of the old saying that if you don’t use it then you will lose it. Our brain is no different. We have to keep exercising it in order for us to maintain a good understanding of speech.
Discover Unique Insights. Your initial hearing evaluation appointment is one of the most single appointments regarding your hearing health. In this video, you will learn what you should expect and questions you should ask to get the most out of your consultation.
How To Choose A Hearing Aid Professional
There are several things that you should consider before choosing a hearing professional.
What are other people saying about the place and hearing professional you’re considering? Check out their Google Reviews. What is their overall rating? Read both the good and not so good reviews to make your decision.
- What hearing test is administered to evaluate your hearing loss? The typical test includes Puretone Air and Bone conduction, MCL, UCL, and Speech Recognition test. These should be the minimum you should expect.
- Do you feel comfortable when you walk into the practice? Is it clean and presentable? Do you like the person you will be working with? After all, you will be working with that professional for years to come.
- What verification testing is done after the delivery of your new hearing instruments? There are several such as Insitu Audiometry and Real Ear Measurements especially Speech Mapping.
- Research their reputation on Google Reviews and other media to see what others are saying about them.
Make The Call
We often hear from our patients that the hardest step during their hearing journey was making the initial call for a hearing test. Let’s face it, no one wants to be told they have a hearing loss or even worse that they need hearing instruments.
We also hear from our patients that they are so happy they went ahead and made that call. It is one of the best things they ever did.
A whole new world of better hearing awaits you!
The Day Of Your Appointment, What To Expect.
The day of your appointment is a very special day. Here are a few things to do. First, bring a loved one with you. You will be going over a lot of important information and sometimes it is hard to remember it all yourself. Another reason is, we will be letting you try hearing aids and we use a loved one to see how you can better hear them.
In addition, try and arrive 10-15 minutes early to complete your paperwork, relax and have a cup of coffee. Check out our video of what to expect during your appointment.
Going Over The Results Of The Hearing Test
Once the hearing test is complete we specialize in going over your results. This is a grand time to ask any questions you may have about the results of the test.
We believe the better informed you are about your hearing loss the better we are able to help you in choosing a hearing solution for you!
At Hearing Group the consultation is all about you and how we can best serve you!
We will review the following results:
- Hearing Loss Shape
- Understanding your brain’s ability to understand speech by reviewing the Word Recognition Score.
- Medical Referral. If there is any cause for concern we will refer you to a physician.