Don’t take healthy ears 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. 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 if there is any related hearing history and specific environments that may be troublesome.
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 the hearing test to create your “hearing profile” and review the results with you. All recommendations and treatment options are based upon specific details of this profile. Our recommendations incorporates BOTH hearing preservation and hearing assistance options. There is no such thing as “one size fits all” recommendations as everyone has different listening needs, profiles and preferences and that’s what makes the hearing test so important! Contact us today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Anita Carroll.