EXPERIENCING HEARING LOSS?
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WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE HEARING TEST?
During the hearing test, you will be asked to adjust a volume slider until you can comfortably hear the sounds being played. The test is very user-friendly, with large clear images and written directions to help you navigate. To test your hearing, we will play you everyday sounds such as people talking, birds chirping, or the sound of a fan blowing. With each sound you’re able to hear, we’ll let you know what types of similar sounds you would be able to hear well, given your response.
Next, we will speak a word in an environment that might make it harder to hear. For instance, we might say “bus” in the middle of a crowded restaurant or “shoe” while a train passes by. We will ask you to select the word you heard said. You will have four words to choose from. There are no wrong answers. You choose the word that you heard. Answering truthfully helps us to know how clearly you are hearing the words that are spoken. At the end of the test, we will let you know how you did on each section and what this means about your hearing. If you might benefit from assistance with your hearing, we’ll offer options to help you.
SIGNS OF HEARING LOSS
- Thinking people are mumbling when they talk to you.
- Needing to turn the TV down to hear someone talking.
- Asking someone to speak into your “good ear”.
- Trouble discerning phone conversations.
- Difficulty hearing a conversation in a restaurant.
- Frequently asking others to speak more slowly, clearly, or loudly.
- Trouble hearing consonants.
READY TO CHECK YOUR HEARING?
The link below will take you to our recommended free online hearing test. If you want to get a more accurate and professional in-person assessment, please contact our office.
Think you may have hearing loss?
Contact our clinic for a specialized assessment of your needs.