It is estimated by the Better Hearing Institute that over 35 million Americans willingly chose to deal with the negative effects from untreated hearing loss in their daily lives. For some, the degree of hearing loss may be more impacting than others, but every person who has difficulty hearing could benefit from a simple hearing consultation appointment. One reason more people don’t take advantage of our offer for a free hearing check is apprehension about what may take place during a consultation. In this blog we will help to explain that process and remove any concerns for making an appointment.
The first step during a hearing consultation is an introduction to the hearing specialist and brief discussion around your hearing loss symptoms and areas of need for help tailored to your lifestyle. This will help the specialist understand specifically when and where you have difficulty hearing. It is helpful if you are accompanied by a significant other for this appointment so they can appreciate the difficulties you may be experiencing.
A hearing evaluation or screening takes a few minutes and will identify the extent of any hearing loss that may exist. The hearing professional will share the results and answer any questions about the assessment. This will lead to a discussion about how hearing difficulties may be impacting your life and important relationships as well as possible recommendations for a hearing solution.
If an option for improving your hearing includes hearing aid technology, you may have questions about what they look like, feel and sound like. Depending on your needs, most offices have trial devices you may use in the office to get a sense of what hearing technology can offer. This is a completely voluntary step in the appointment process but many patients who are struggling with hearing loss have found it compelling to listen to the difference that hearing aid technology can make in their hearing. Should you decide to purchase any hearing aids a no-obligation trial period is included with the purchase.
The hearing consultation is a simple process that is geared towards helping you identify if any hearing loss exists and determine the best course of action to help improve your hearing. We offer a complimentary hearing consultation every day at our office and are happy to help you or a loved one with an appointment. To get started, simply submit your information on our Contact Us page or call our office during business hours.