Hearing Aid Evaluation

There are a number of steps that are part of a hearing aid evaluation. If you suspect that you might need hearing instruments, the first step is to schedule a hearing evaluation. At the time of the hearing evaluation, a case history will be taken to determine how your hearing impacts your day-to-day life as well as the lives of those in your social and work circles. This case history will include questions about when and how your hearing difficulties began, if there is ringing in your ears (tinnitus) and if you experience any dizziness. You may also be asked to provide some basic information about your general health history.

The results from your hearing evaluation will provide your audiologist with 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 review the results of your evaluation, and discuss treatment options. If hearing instruments are part of your treatment plan, Mr. Rudolph will help you choose the best hearing aid style, features, and level of technology depending on the degree of hearing loss, lifestyle, and personal preference. The final decision on which hearing aids are fit is your choice.

The majority of hearing aid fittings today are done with an open fit technique which allows the ear canals to remain open so the wearer does not have an earmold in the ear. For those where earmolds are the best choice, the audiologist will make ear impressions/ear scans for custom earmolds.

All hearing instrument fittings include a 45-day trial period to ensure you are 100% satisfied 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.

Give our office a call with any questions or to schedule an appointment today: 512-444-8684

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