For those who have always taken healthy hearing for granted, facing the reality of hearing loss is unknown territory. Taking the first step to getting your hearing tested* by a hearing care professional can be overwhelming, but it’s vital to getting an accurate understanding of the extent of your hearing loss and how it can best be treated.
We're here to guide you through the process so you know what to expect and can look forward to the better hearing that awaits you on the other side of your hearing evaluation*. At Value Hearing Aid Center, our mission is not to sell you a hearing aid; it’s to help you hear and live the best life that you can by providing the hearing solution that’s right for you. That’s why our Journey to Better Hearing** gives you the opportunity to interact with the hearing aids and the sound quality from the hearing aids in your home and environment, to achieve that, for no money down and no signed purchase agreement.** We fit you with hearing aids for 30-Days** so you can make the most informed decision.
Here’s what you can expect from the first part of that Journey, starting with your hearing aid evaluation tests.
What to expect at your first appointment
To get a better idea of how your family background, medical conditions and lifestyle may have impacted your hearing, we start by getting a basic case history. This information helps us identify causes and patterns so we can more quickly and accurately diagnose and treat your hearing loss. We’ll ask you to provide your symptoms and any questions or concerns you have about your hearing, as well.
Next, we’ll look inside your ears with an otoscope to check for other conditions in your middle and inner ear. After we’ve verified that your ears are clear of earwax, we’ll run a series of hearing tests* and pinpoint the frequency ranges and volumes you can and can’t hear.
Types of hearing tests *
The exact tests we use are always customized to your case, but will include the following types of tests:
- Pure-tone testing: determines the faintest sounds you can hear
- Speech testing: determines your ability to hear and respond to speech comfortably in different environments
- Otoacoustic emissions (OAE): tests the inner ear by measuring hair cell vibrations in response to sound
- Auditory brainstem response (ABR): tests the hearing pathway from the inner ear to the brain
Test results* and discussion
After gathering the results of these tests and the feedback you’ve provided about your symptoms and medical history, we’ll explain what they mean to you and discuss your options for treatment. Ultimately, we’ll provide you with a clear picture of your hearing health and the options you have for improving it.
If we believe hearing aids are the best treatment for you, we’ll give you a range of options designed to meet your hearing needs and budget as well as the style, level of technology and features you’re most comfortable with and interested in. As always, we place your hearing decisions back in your hands and give you the opportunity to test hearing aids by putting them through the rigors of everyday life.
Call to set up your hearing aid appointment today!
If you believe you have hearing loss and might benefit from hearing aids, don’t hesitate any longer. Call us to set up an appointment to have your hearing tested* and start the journey to better hearing today.
*Hearing Evaluations and Hearing Tests are conducted to determine if you can be helped by a hearing device.
** Value Hearing Aid Center personnel has the right to refuse service or the 30-Rental Program to anyone at its sole discretion. Before starting the rental the candidate must sign a financial commitment form, in case the devices are not returned at the end of the rental period, or if damaged. See office for additional terms, policies and other details.