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Things To Know When Scheduling A Hearing Test

Things To Know When Scheduling A Hearing Test
January 12, 2011 DrPerry

Things To Know When Scheduling A Hearing Test

The difference between a hearing screening and a hearing evaluation can sometimes be confusing. A hearing screening is just a pass/fail option in which an individual’s hearing is checked to see if further evaluation is required. If you fail a screening then you are in need of a more detailed in-depth hearing evaluation by a qualified audiologist. Audiologists are university trained health care professionals who identify, assess, and manage disorders of auditory, balance and other neural systems. The testing will determine the nature and degree, if any, of the hearing loss. There are a number of tests an audiologist will use to assess what treatment options would be best once hearing loss is determined.

Hearing aids are more complex than they used to be. They are advanced digital programmable devices that need to be precisely programmed to your hearing loss. A complete understanding of hearing loss and the anatomy of the ear is essential to providing the most accurate fit possible. Audiologists are trained to use special equipment and software designed to meet your specific needs. You should monitor your hearing loss for any changes with your audiologist to ensure your programming is always up-to-date and to care for the health of your hearing.