Your first step to better hearing begins with a thorough audiological evaluation. Selection and programming of amplification is based upon this diagnosed hearing loss and as well as further understanding of your lifestyle demands.
An audiological (hearing test) evaluation is an in-depth assessment of your hearing loss. The purpose of this evaluation is to determine the nature and degree of the hearing loss. Your audiologist will start by asking you questions about your medical and hearing history. It's a good idea to inform your audiologist about aspects of your lifestyle that require you to hear properly, such as whether or not you talk on the phone a lot, or socialize often in challenging listening environments such as restaurants. The evaluation will take place in a soundproof booth. Audiologists use a number of different tests in this evaluation to assess your hearing and speech understanding. A comprehensive evaluation may include other tests such as listening to sentences in noise.
Your hearing loss will be displayed on an audiogram, a graph which illustrates how well you hear the various pitches that are important for speech understanding. You should expect that this graph be explained in detail. Understanding your hearing loss is key to your path to better hearing health. Your journey to better hearing health may include being fit with amplification or hearing aids. Your options for rehabilitation will be clearly outlined and explained.
At NewLife Hearing this treatment course is all outlined in an individualized communication plan guiding you on your road to better hearing health.