If a patient’s hearing loss can benefit from assistive listening devices or hearing aids, the hearing specialist will work with them to select the best option to fit their budget, lifestyle, and cosmetic concerns.
Murray, UT (PRWEB) May 04, 2015
Many people are unfamiliar with the process of having their hearing tested, and finding information about the process can be difficult. In response, Advanced Hearing Center has published an article detailing the start-to-finish process of a hearing exam.
While most people have experience with the family physician and the local dentist, the trip to the hearing specialist may be a first. But the hearing test process is usually easy, comfortable, and pain-free, with parts that can actually be fun, according to Advanced Hearing Center.
After arriving at the office and completing some forms, the process of testing a patient’s hearing is completed in four parts.
The first part is the case history, where the hearing specialist gets to know the patient, their medical history, and their hearing loss symptoms. According to Advanced Hearing Center, preparation for this step is critical, because this is where the patient gets to tell the hearing specialist the specifics of their hearing loss, what they expect from treatment, and any special hearing needs or concerns.
After the case history, the hearing specialist will begin the physical examination of the ear, which includes two procedures known as otoscopy and tympanometry. Then, hearing is measured through a collection of procedures called audiometry. Together, these tests show the type and degree of hearing loss and the best way to address it.
The final step is a review of the results and the planning of treatment. If hearing loss is caused by underlying medical conditions, the hearing specialist can make the appropriate referral. If not, the hearing specialist can begin discussing treatment options.
If a patient’s hearing loss can benefit from assistive listening devices or hearing aids, the hearing specialist will work with them to select the best option to fit their budget, lifestyle, and cosmetic concerns, according to Advanced Hearing Center.
For more information on hearing tests, the original article titled “what to expect at your hearing exam” can be found at http://www.advancedhearing.org/blog/what-to-expect-at-your-hearing-exam/.
About Advanced Hearing Center
Advanced Hearing Center is a full-service audiology practice located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and compassionate staff, Advanced Hearing Center offers comprehensive services including hearing tests, hearing aid evaluations, custom hearing aid fittings, hearing aid cleanings, rehabilitative counseling, preventive care advice, and service and repair for all hearing aid models. With services delivered in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, Advanced Hearing Center is Utah’s leading destination for better hearing.
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