The Professional Difference
The hearing instrument specialists at United Hearing Healthcare offer a professional difference. We form relationships with our patients built on trust, care and confidence. Too often individuals purchase hearing aids and end up leaving them in the drawer because they’re not specifically tailored to their needs. Our professionals understand this concern and work closely with patients to make sure their hearing aids are providing a successful listening experience.
For more than 30 years, our professionals have been immersed in the hearing aid industry, which means we have a full understanding of the top technology and devices on the market. Hearing aids can drastically improve your life – if you understand how to use them to their fullest – which is why we educate patients on the ins and outs of their devices and adjusting to hearing again.
Hearing Aid Evaluations
If you suspect that you might need a hearing aid, you will first need to have a hearing evaluation. There are several steps to a hearing aid evaluation which starts by collecting background information to form a hearing health history. Through questions and the availability of previous medical history, our hearing aid specialist will get a better picture of your day-to-day hearing health. All of this is commonly known as the ‘lifestyle assessment’ and paints a clear picture of where hearing loss has made the biggest difference. Once all the information is gathered, the correct tests are lined up to further diagnose the problem.
Common Types of Hearing Tests:
Middle Ear Test
A middle ear test consists of static acoustic/acoustic reflex measures and tympanometry. Air pressure is pushed into the ear canal to measure the resulting vibrations
Uses tones to find out what range of pitches the patient can hear. Headphones are worn during testing.
Speech reception is tested by listening to normal conversations in different environments. Some of the conversations take place in quiet settings while others will be noisy.
Auditory Brainstem Response
Inner ear and brain pathway information is relayed to the audiologist with the help of electrodes.
When the cochlea is stimulated with sound, otoacoustic emissions can be used to narrow down hearing loss types. A probe is put into the ear canal to measure sounds correctly.