If you have struggling with hearing, consider scheduling a Hearing Aid Evaluation with one of our audiologist at Blount Hearing and Speech center in Maryville. Our Maryville hearing aid evaluators understand that the day you receive hearing aids many emotions may arise. At BHSS, our hearing aid experts want to ensure that we have answered all of your questions. Knowing that you feel comfortable with the use and care of your new hearing instruments is important to us.
Understanding more about your lifestyle and hearing priorities helps us provide individualized care. Are you outdoorsy person? Are you in public places with large crowds? Do you enjoy television, music, movies and lectures? Are you working? All of these things and more play into the kind of hearing aids right for you.
The Process of Hearing Aid Evaluation
Several common conditions can adversely affect our ability to hear. High blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease are all linked to hearing loss.
Some typical questions about your hearing may include:
Is there hearing loss in your family?
Are one or two ears affected?
Were you subjected to chronic loud noise?
Are your ears ring?
Do you have dizziness or vertigo?
Did you have ear infections as a child?
Is there pain in your ears?
Is it harder to hear the voices of men, women, or children?
Do you notice environments where it’s challenging to follow the conversation?
A hearing aid evaluation includes several tests that measure how well you hear a variety of sounds, like tones and speech. A baseline hearing screening is recommended at age 50, unless you’re experiencing symptoms of hearing loss sooner.
Our hearing care professional will guide you through the steps of a thorough hearing aid evaluation, including:
A visual examination of your ear using an otoscope
Air and bone conduction testing
Word discrimination testing
For more questions about our Hearing Aid Evaluation contact BHSS,