Our Comprehensive Hearing Evaluation
Experiencing diminished hearing?
Discovering Your Unique Hearing Profile
Step One: The Consultation
Our interview process forms the backbone of our hearing assessment, allowing us to understand the breadth of your hearing impairment and highlighting any specific areas for further investigation. Questions to expect include:
- Does your family have a history of hearing problems?
- Have you suffered from illnesses or injuries that might have impacted your hearing?
- Have any medications you've taken potentially contributed to hearing impairment?
- Have you been exposed to loud noises at work or during leisure activities?
Step Two: The Ear Examination
Our trained audiologists will examine your ear to identify any obstructions or damage to the ear canal or eardrum that could be causing your hearing issues. This is done using an otoscope or video otoscope, tools designed specifically for outer ear inspection.
Step Three: The Hearing Evaluation
Next, we conduct several tests to ascertain the specifics of your hearing loss. These may include:
- A pure-tone hearing test to determine your ability to hear across different frequencies (250 – 8000Hz)
- A speech assessment to understand your capability of hearing and comprehending everyday conversation at varying volumes
- A middle-ear evaluation to ascertain how your eardrum and hearing respond to different levels of air pressure
The results of these tests, particularly the pure-tone hearing test, are charted on an audiogram, providing a visual representation of your hearing loss by frequency. We'll help you interpret this audiogram, and understand what your difficulties with high or low pitches mean for your hearing health moving forward.
Step Four: Exploring Treatment Options
We collaborate with you to align your lifestyle needs with the most advanced technology, specially designed to address your unique hearing loss. The devices we provide comprise a microphone, amplifier, receiver, and an advanced processor, delivering an exceptional hearing experience.
Surgical Options & Implants
Modern ENT specialists can surgically insert devices to enhance hearing, aid lip-reading, and improve the distinction of specific sounds. These options, including cochlear implants, middle-ear implants, bone-anchored hearing aids, and auditory brainstem implants, are usually reserved for individuals with profound hearing loss where hearing aids may not suffice. Ready to embrace a life of enhanced hearing? Our hearing professionals are here to guide you every step of the way.