What to Expect at Your Hearing Evaluation

Having your hearing checked for the first time? Congratulations! A hearing evaluation is a great first step toward hearing health. But you may wonder what happens at a comprehensive hearing evaluation.

Medical and Hearing History
After you fill out a few forms, your Audiologist will ask about your medical and hearing history.

Physical Ear Exam

Expect your Audiologist to look into both ear canals to check their general health.

Comprehensive Hearing Evaluation

Your Audiologist will use advanced evaluation equipment to measure your hearing. She wants to determine where loss has occurred and to what degree. She will also measure your ability to understand speech clearly.

Hearing Device Demonstration
You may try on hearing aids to experience today’s advanced technology. Your Audiologist may demonstrate some basic device functionality. But don’t worry: today’s hearing aids are getting simpler and smarter all the time.

Needs and Lifestyle Assessment
Your Audiologist will ask you (and your companion if you have one) a variety of questions to better understand your lifestyle and what listening situations trouble you most. This step is very helpful in getting a hearing recommendation tailored to your needs.

Results Review and Treatment
Your Audiologist will review results of both your hearing evaluation and needs assessment. If necessary, together you’ll choose a treatment option to improve your hearing.

A hearing evaluation is simple and straightforward. You’ll wonder why you waited so long to have a comprehensive hearing evaluation!

"Helping people with hearing loss is not just my profession,
it's my passion" - Dr. Lesley Kirby