Comprehensive Hearing Healthcare Begins with a Comprehensive Hearing Assessment
Hearing loss comes on slowly. It is as noticeable as watching paint dry. Most people don’t even know that they have it until someone tells them. However, there are some early warning signs that could indicate that a hearing assessment is necessary, which might include:
• Complaints by others that the volume on your television is too loud
• Asking others to repeat themselves more frequently
• Avoiding social gatherings or going to restaurants because you can’t enjoy conversations
• Struggling to understand conversations with women or children
• Avoiding phone conversations because you struggle to understand
• Continuous buzzing, ringing or hissing in your ears.
These and other warning signs might require a simple or complex solution, but we can’t really start treating the problem until we know what we are up against. A comprehensive hearing evaluation is the first step toward better hearing, greater independence and an improved quality of life. From your hearing assessment, conducted by our audiologist, we will be able to identify the cause of your hearing loss, and then provide the treatment or treatment options designed to restore part, if not most of your hearing capacity.
What to Expect from a Hearing Test
People avoid seeking treatment for their hearing loss because they are unsure of what is involved in a hearing test. No matter your age, no matter your circumstances; if you think your hearing might not be what it used to be, you are welcome at the Hearing Center of Dublin ENT. Here is a rundown of what you can expect from a hearing test.
A Friendly Conversation
A Physical Examination of Your Ears
Hearing Threshold Testing
What most people call the “hearing test” is the next step in our assessment process. The audiologist will set you up in a quiet, sound-treated room or enclosure designed to eliminate background noise and distractions. We will fit you with headphones connected to an audiometer to conduct three hearing threshold tests:
1. Pure-tone Audiometry
2. Speech Audiometry
3. Speech with Background Noise
Schedule a Hearing Assessment
Comprehensive hearing care begins with a comprehensive hearing assessment. We can’t treat your hearing without knowing what we’re up against.
If you are straining to hear conversations in crowded rooms, tend to turn up the volume on the t.v. or radio, and/or seem to be asking others to repeat themselves with greater frequency, you could be suffering a hearing loss. There is no better time than today to take the first step to better hearing, greater independence and a higher quality of life by using our form to schedule a hearing assessment.