Your First Office Visit: What to Expect
Posted by Hearing Specialists on March 28, 2014
Occasionally people can be a little nervous when visiting a business for the first time. If you’re one of those people, you’re not alone. Sometimes it helps to know a little about the process and evaluation beforehand to quell some of your concerns and questions.
When you enter our hearing practice, remember that our number one goal is to make you feel at ease and help you get better hearing. Our friendly front desk assistant will greet you, check you in and possibly ask you to fill out a form. Then our hearing professional will bring you to a private room where we will ask you a series of questions to learn about your lifestyle. For example, are you regularly in noisy environments, do you frequently listen to music or is your environment normally quiet? This information helps us prescribe hearing devices that fit your day-to-day lifestyle.
Next you will receive an audiometric test that measures if you have a hearing loss and to what degree. You will sit in a soundproof room and wear a pair of headphones to listen for a series of beeps and that will be at different frequencies and levels of loudness. Visit Our Services webpage and watch the video at the bottom to learn more about the testing portion of the office visit.
Our hearing professional will analyze the results and determine if you have a hearing loss. At this point of the evaluation, you have a choice. You will not be pressured to purchase a hearing device if you are not ready. However, if you want to find a solution to your hearing loss, our hearing professional can recommend various product models based on the earlier lifestyle questionnaire and level of your loss. If you decide on a custom-made hearing aid, we will take an impression or mold of your ear to perfectly fit the hearing device to your unique ear canal.
We are excited to have you visit our office so we can work one-on-one with you to find the best hearing solution for your specific hearing loss! Contact us if you have any more questions or would like to schedule a free hearing evaluation.