Don’t take healthy hearing for granted!
Hearing can decline slowly over a period of years. People get used to asking others to repeat themselves, to straining in restaurants or business meetings. Some people lose confidence in social situations because they are not sure they are hearing correctly. Some just stop doing things they love like going to the movies or family gatherings. Some are just fatigued. Find out if you are doing this because of your hearing.
A hearing evaluation determines your hearing range and how to keep it working at its best! Hearing testing is easy and a good way of preventing hearing problems down the road. It is important to address any underlying cause of hearing loss as a prevention tool.
What Happens during a Hearing Test?
We gather information to discover any related hearing history, ear health and specific environments that may be troublesome.
We go beyond the traditional hearing test. We assess your day-to-day communication needs along with cognitive areas that are key to understanding speech as well. We take these extra steps to provide a more comprehensive plan to optimize hearing.
We examine your ear canal and eardrum to determine if there is any earwax or structural issues in the ear that may need attention.
The hearing evaluation is a series of tests that help us determine:
- Your hearing range for different frequencies or tones
- How soft you are able to hear speech
- How well you are able to make sense out of what you hear
- How well you can expect to hear in adverse conditions (like noise)
We use Cognivue Thrive to screen brain health which is linked to hearing and communication. This is the same FDA-cleared technology used by neurologists and other physicians for cognitive evaluation. It’s an easy but powerful 5-minute test. Ask us about taking the Cognivue test today!
We then create your “hearing profile” and thoroughly review the results with you. All recommendations and treatment options are based upon specific details of your communication profile. Our recommendations incorporates BOTH hearing preservation and hearing assistance options as well as exercises to optimize your hearing.
There is no such thing as “one size fits all” recommendations as everyone has different listening needs, profiles and preferences. That’s what makes our detailed hearing test so important for hearing success!
Contact us today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Anita Carroll.