If you are one of the estimated 38 million Americans suffering from hearing loss, don’t despair: in many cases, hearing aids can restore your ability to communicate and improve your quality of life. For those who do not benefit from conventional hearing aids, other solutions – such as cochlear implants or bone anchored hearing aids – might help. Regardless of the type and extent of your condition, if you are hearing impaired and looking for treatment, contact us today. Our specialists can help you reconnect with friends and loved ones.
Hearing Aid Assessment and Fitting
Step 1: Audiologic Evaluation
The first step is to have your hearing evaluated. One of our audiologists — professionals who specialize in evaluating and managing hearing — will determine the type and degree of your hearing loss and its impact on your ability to communicate.
Step 2: Medical Clearance
It is in your best health interest to have an evaluation by our physician to determine if your hearing loss can be
medically or surgically treated.
Step 3: Hearing Needs Assessment
In this one-hour appointment, our audiologist will discuss the various types of styles, the latest technological advances, and what you can expect from your hearing devices. Together, you and the audiologist will decide
which hearing devices are the most appropriate for you, given your individual lifestyle and needs.
Step 4: Hearing Device Fitting and Orientation
The fitting appointment, a one-hour appointment, will involve programming the devices to your specific listening
needs and verifying the actual physical fit. The proper care, use, and maintenance (including warranty) of the hearing devices will be explained. You will also be counseled on the importance of using good communication strategies in conjunction with your new hearing device.
Step 5: Follow-Up Hearing Device Consultations
A follow-up hearing device consultation is scheduled in the first few weeks following your initial fitting. The hearing devices may be fine-tuned, and additional testing may be conducted if necessary. As you learn to
listen with your hearing devices, your listening demands may change. For this reason, it is important to return for
these follow-up appointments (which are included in the purchase price of the hearing devices) to obtain the
maximum benefit from your devices.