Evaluation for Hearing Aids
What to Expect at Your First Appointment
At ClearLife Hearing Care, finding a hearing treatment solution is a highly personalized experience.
We believe that your needs are unique to you, your hearing loss, and your listening lifestyle. For some, it is critically important that they can hear clearly at work. For others, hearing grandchildren at family gatherings is the top priority.
We have developed an assessment process that starts before your first appointment. We will send you an online questionnaire to start to learn what your needs are for your situation.
When you arrive at our office, your hearing evaluation is a four-step process. Your Doctor of Audiology will gain a full understanding of your situation so they are able to diagnose any hearing or ear problems and recommend the best next steps for you.
1. Case History and Background
We will work together to gain a full understanding of any changes in your hearing. Establishing a complete case history will help determine if any treatable medical conditions are present, what’s causing any hearing or ear problems, and how this issues are impacting your daily quality of life.
2. Examination of the Ear
Your doctor will explain how your ears and brain work together to help you hear. Next, we’ll discuss how we test for hearing health, followed by an examination of the ear canal and eardrum to ensure there are no blockages or physical damage.
3. Hearing Evaluation
You will participate in several tests that will help your doctor determine what you’re hearing (or not hearing), and what is causing any hearing difficulties. The test results will determine how healthy your hearing currently is.
4. Next Steps
Your Doctor will discuss your test results in detail and review your current hearing health. If treatment options may help you hear your best, your Doctor may offer a demonstration with current hearing aid technology. We work with a range of hearing treatment products and hearing aid brands and styles. Your audiologist will discuss options for treatment plans with you to determine the best solution for your unique needs.
If a referral to a specialist is needed first, the audiologist will provide that recommendation.