A hearing aid evaluation is a multistep plan to ensure you find the device that best suits your specific needs. Bluegrass Hearing Clinic uses experience and professionalism to make the entire process seamless. When you arrive with questions about hearing loss, you’ll leave with the solution.
Hearing Test Results and Information
Hearing test results are required before the hearing aid evaluation. Typically, these results will be gathered through a series of tests to identify your degree of hearing loss. This testing combined with your past health history will build a fuller hearing profile.
Once all of the results are in, the next step in the process is explaining what they mean. With a full picture of your hearing profile, hearing health providers can create a treatment plan. Everyone’s results are different, and not every patient will need the same technology. With the right hearing device, you should have an easier time hearing and communicating, which can improve your quality of life. This is why it is important to listen to all the options presented when a hearing care specialist goes over your results.
Hearing Aid Evaluation
The evaluation for hearing aids matches patients with a list of compatible devices for their treatment plan. While a hearing care professional will provide guidance, the final decision is up to the wearer. There are a lot of choices, so it’s crucial to examine the options and compare them to your specific needs.
Choosing the style of your hearing aid is a good first step. Available styles will vary based on the degree of your hearing loss. Hearing aids are available in many styles, including: behind the ear (BTE), in the ear (ITE) and in the canal (ITC). Among these types, there are also further variations to help you find the right one. After selecting a style, you will discuss different options available and how those can benefit your lifestyle.
Ear impressions are one of the final steps of the hearing aid evaluation. If your device requires custom fitting, we will take impressions to match your exact ear anatomy. When the hearing technology arrives for the next appointment, they will be fitted to your ears – both physically and through programming. From here, you will begin to learn more about how to use your device and properly maintain it.