Audiology and Hearing Aid Services
If you’ve noticed a change in your hearing ability or auditory system in general, it’s vital to get this checked out in order to get the best treatment. The audiologist at Austin Hearing Aid Center understands that hearing loss is different for every individual, which is why we offer personalized treatment for every patient. We consider your specific symptoms and experiences and offer hearing services to better evaluate the health of your auditory system, including:
Diagnostic Audiologic Evaluations
Hearing problems are examined using a combination of simple, non-invasive tests known as diagnostic audiologic evaluations. These will determine what your hearing ability is and if you could benefit from a treatment like hearing aids. Hearing tests that may be conducted by our audiologist includes: pure-tone, bone conduction and speech tests. The diagnostic audiologic evaluation is not the same for every person that takes it. Hearing loss severity, past medical history and current physical conditions may be used to determine which tests are the most effective for your specific case.
Hearing Aid Evaluation and Selection
If your hearing tests show that you have a hearing loss present, the audiologist may recommend hearing aids as the best treatment available. During the evaluation for hearing aids, the audiologist will use the results of your hearing tests, combined with personal history, to suggest the right style of features for your needs. A few key features of some hearing aids will make them a better choice than others. You will be given a lot of options regarding your hearing aids, and with the help of your audiologist, it will be easy to decide which pair is the right selection for you. The audiologist will give a summary of each potential device by providing key features and benefits.
Hearing Aid Dispensing and Fitting
After the initial evaluation, the chosen hearing aids will need to be prepared and programmed to your specific hearing loss needs. The hearing aid dispensing and fitting appointment is an important step to getting comfortable with your new devices and the sounds you can hear again. The audiologist will fine--tune the prescription while explaining how to properly use and clean the devices. With all of the information going back and forth about your new hearing aids, this is the perfect time to ask any questions you may have.
Hearing Aid Repairs
Even with the best care and maintenance routine, your hearing aids may be subject to damage or malfunction. If this occurs, talk with the audiologist at Austin Hearing Aid Center about repairs and what you can expect during this process. Most devices can be repaired if minor issues are present, while more extensive damage may require being sent to the manufacturer for repairs.