Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations
It’s estimated that nearly 30 million Americans would benefit from the use of hearing aids. But unfortunately, a far smaller number actually get them. Hearing loss can be an isolating and depressing condition when left untreated. And its effects are far reaching, making communication and connection difficult for not only those with hearing loss, but also for the people they interact with and care about most. The good news is the solutions for hearing loss are better than ever, and there are now hearing aids available for all lifestyles and budgets.
To determine if a hearing aid is necessary, a complete hearing evaluation is the first step. Hearing tests are quick, painless, and easy to participate in. They help clarify the source of your hearing loss, its severity, and which solutions will meet your needs. Our hearing evaluations consist of a variety of tests to determine the unique aspects of your hearing loss, as well as the level at which you can detect and understand speech. The journey to better hearing can be an easy one with the proper care, and at american Hearing SD, we specialize in getting to the root of your hearing concerns with our thorough and highly accurate hearing evaluations.
We recommend that you bring a family member with you to your hearing evaluation appointment. Hearing loss is a family issue, as clear communication is the foundation of our relationships. It also helps to have another supportive person at this appointment to help you understand the information and recommendations. Both you and your loved one will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and gain a better understanding of your situation and unique hearing ability. Our professionals are known for their informative and compassionate patient care. We take the time to ensure that you’re educated about and comfortable with every step of your hearing care.
Our hearing evaluations begin with a discussion of your current medical history and a review of your hearing concerns. Every patient is different and we want to get to know you and your unique hearing needs. After we examine your ear and complete a full battery of audiometric tests to assess your hearing, we then review our findings with you. If a loss is detected, we’ll go over the type and level of hearing loss present. Rest assured that there are many treatment options for people with all types of hearing loss, and we’ll carefully walk you through the ones that would serve your needs. Ultimately, you get to decide which hearing aid you purchase and we’ll be there to ensure that you’re satisfied every step of the way.