Hearing Aid Evaluations
Going into a hearing clinic to be evaluated for hearing aids is an important process. Hearing aids can connect you back to the world and allow you to stay immersed in the sounds around you. So, it is essential that you have your hearing assessed at one of the Hearing Healthcare Centers. That way, you can work toward having the right hearing aids for your level of hearing loss.
Have Your Hearing Loss Assessed
When you come in for your hearing aid evaluation, the first step is to have your hearing assessed by one of our hearing specialists. The evaluation is essential to pinpoint the level of hearing loss and what has caused your hearing loss.
Some of the tests which will happen during your hearing loss assessment are:
Pure tone testing
Speech and word recognition
Once our hearing specialists know the necessary information, they will be able to help guide you to hearing aids which can help you.
Choosing A Hearing Aid
After the hearing evaluation, if hearing loss is uncovered, our hearing specialist will have hearing aid recommendations for you. There are several things to consider when it comes to choosing a new hearing aid, such as
One or two hearing aids - Hearing loss does not always occur equally in both ears. If you only have single-sided hearing loss, our hearing specialist may recommend a CROS hearing aid, which is designed for those with single-sided hearing loss. However, if you have hearing loss present in both ears, we strongly recommend you purchase two hearing aids. That way, you can have corrected hearing in both ears and not become disoriented with poorer hearing on one side.
Hearing aid financing - Our hearing specialists will work with you to find hearing aids within your budget, while we also check with your insurance provider to see if your hearing aids can be covered. Also, Hearing Healthcare Centers provides a variety of financing options to help you find the right hearing aids for your needs.
Hearing aid brand - There are many hearing aid manufacturers, meaning there are many brands of hearing aids for you to choose from. As our hearing clinics are independent, you can find a wide variety of most of the major manufacturers at our offices. Also, if there is a particular pair you are interested, we can order the hearing aids in for you
Styles of hearing aids - Depending on your level of hearing loss, there will be various hearing aid styles available. Not all styles will be appropriate for all levels of hearing loss, as some of the smaller hearing aid designs are for those who have mild-to-moderate hearing loss. Our hearing specialists will be able to help you with which hearing aid styles are right for your needs.
Our hearing aid specialists can help you through the various choices available to you. After the choice is made, they can help you decide what color to order and take impressions of your ears if needed. Once all this is completed, your hearing aids will be ordered.
Adjusting Hearing Aids To Your Hearing Loss
Your new hearing aids will be sent to our hearing clinic, as there are few hearing aid evaluations which need to be done to prepare your new hearing aids
While the hearing aids may be right for your level of hearing loss, they still need to be adjusted to your particular hearing needs. Our hearing specialists can adjust the programming on your hearing aids to provide you with the right amount of amplification. They will also show you how to care for your hearing aids, as well as show you what batteries are appropriate for your new hearing aids.
After that first hearing aid evaluation, we highly recommend you return for your scheduled follow up visits with our hearing specialists. As you may notice different things about your hearing aids as you go about your day-to-day activities, you can discuss them with our hearing specialists during your follow up visits and have our specialists adjust your hearing aids program if needed.
Try Hearing Aids At Hearing Healthcare Centers
If your hearing aids are not currently performing as well as you would like, you can bring them into one of our hearing offices in the Charlotte area or our Rock Hill location in SC. Our hearing specialists can work with you to attempt to adjust them to the right level for your needs
Should your hearing aids have reached the end of their lifespan, you can test new hearing aids at our hearing clinics. A new hearing evaluation is generally needed to ensure that your hearing loss recommendations are up-to-date, and from there, our hearing specialists can assist with finding your new hearing aids. Other hearing aid services we offer are
Hearing aid repairs
Professional hearing aid cleanings
Hearing aid batteries
Fitting and programming hearing aid
Whether you need a hearing evaluation or assistance with your hearing aids, you can count on us to help you. All you need to do is contact us to set up an appointment, and we will be ready to help you with all your hearing needs.