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. At Austin Hearing Aid Center, we understand 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 assessments. These tests determine your hearing abilities and evaluate if you may benefit from hearing instrument technology or other treatment(s). Hearing tests conducted by our audiologists include pure-tone, bone conduction, and speech testing. The diagnostic audiologic evaluation battery of tests is not the same for every person. Hearing loss severity, past medical history, and current physical conditions will determine which tests are the most effective for your specific case.
Hearing Aid Evaluation and Selection
If your hearing evaluation indicates that hearing loss is present, the audiologist may recommend hearing aids. During the evaluation for hearing aids, the audiologist will use the results of your hearing test, combined with personal history, to suggest the right style and features for your needs. 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 for your specific hearing loss. The hearing aid dispensing and fitting appointment is an important step to get comfortable with your new devices and adjust to the sounds you will be hearing again. The audiologist will fine-tune the prescription while explaining how to properly use and clean the devices. With all of the information, you will be learning 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 your audiologist about repair and service, and what you can expect during this process. Most devices can be repaired in the office for you if minor issues are present, while more extensive damage may require being sent to the hearing instrument manufacturer for repairs.