A lot of people just “deal” with their hearing loss because they're afraid of visiting a specialist, but we want you to know it's not a scary experience at all.

Here are the 12 things you can expect when you come in to take a hearing test.

  1. Friendly staff to record your hearing health and medical history.
  2. Visual inspection of your ear to check for wax accumulation, possible injuries, or any deformities of the ear canal and eardrum.
  3. A license and trained hearing health professional who will perform your tests. 
  4. A pure tone test, which covers all hearing frequencies (125MHZ – 8K).
  5. A Speech Reception Threshold Test (SRT) to determine the threshold where you begin to understand speech.
  6. Word Discrimination Test to measure your brain's ability to understand human speech with and without hearing aids.
  7. QuickSin Test to determine your brain's ability to hear and understand in noisy environments.
  8. Speech and Pure Tone Masking if one ear is significantly worse than the other.
  9. Bone Conduction Test to identify sensorineural hearing loss or a conductive hearing loss.
  10. A tour of the ear and how your auditory system works.
  11. Explanation of any hearing damage you have incurred and what your options are.
  12. An in-office demonstration of how a hearing aid works and sounds. 

All of this together is how we can determine your hearing prescription, and help you hear what you've been missing.

You can book an appointment online to come in and take the first step toward hearing health. 

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