There are four main procedures that will be completed during your first visit to Hearing Care Center:
Your appointment will begin with a case history. During this time, the audiologist will ask you questions about your hearing, noise exposure, communication issues, and medically related issues such as tinnitus and dizziness. It’s to determine where you have trouble hearing.
The audiologist will check for excessive ear wax, blockages, or any problems with your ears that may require further evaluation by a physician.
A comprehensive audiological evaluation will be performed in a soundproof booth. This allows the audiologist to determine the degree and type of hearing loss.
Upon completion of all tests, the audiologist will sit down with you and explain the results. Hearing Care Center staff will then make appropriate recommendations and/or referrals, which may include a hearing aid demonstration.
The audiologists recommend that you bring a family member or friend with you to the appointment because it is helpful to use a familiar voice in testing and hearing aid demonstrations.