Hearing Aid Evaluation
There are many steps that are part of a hearing aid evaluation. If you suspect that you might need a hearing aid, you will first need to have a hearing evaluation. At the time of the hearing evaluation, a case history will be taken to determine how much your hearing problem impacts your day-to-day life as well as the lives of your family. A complete history will be taken, and questions will be asked about when and how the hearing loss started, if there is ringing in your ears (tinnitus) and if you experience dizziness. You may also have to provide some basic questions about your general health history.
The results from your hearing test will provide our audiologist an outline of what sounds you may be missing or hearing. The personal answers about your daily life and perception about your hearing provide the basis for a more comprehensive hearing evaluation.
If your hearing test reveals a significant hearing loss, hearing aids may be recommended. Our audiologist will explain what sounds you are not hearing and what hearing aids can do to help. Our audiologist will help you choose the best hearing aid style, features and level of technology depending on your degree of hearing loss, lifestyle, and personal preference. The final decision on which hearing aids are purchased is your choice.
The majority of hearing aid fittings today are done with an open fit technique which allows the ear canals to remain completely open so that the wearer does not have any type mold in the ear. However, if the type of hearing you selected requires earmolds, our audiologist will make impressions of your ears.
All hearing aid fittings come with a 45 day trial period in order to make sure you are pleased with the results.
Austin Hearing Aid Center works with many different insurance companies to provide our patients with the best options available when it comes to hearing care and hearing aids. We are always happy to check your hearing benefits.