No two patients have the same set of symptoms or concerns, and at The Hearing Care Professionals we treat every patient as an individual. To this end, we will spend time getting to know you and how your hearing ability relates to your everyday life. Learning all about your hobbies, your occupation, and when you first noticed your symptoms will aid in creating a treatment plan that works for your unique needs.
In most cases, it takes 30 to 60 minutes to complete a comprehensive hearing evaluation. Using a specialized tool called an otoscope, our professionals will physically examine the inside of your ears to ensure they are clear and healthy. If there is any type of blockage or abnormality, it can inform how we proceed with the rest of the visit. Something as minor as earwax build-up could be the cause of your hearing loss, so our team likes to carefully examine your ears before we begin testing your hearing.
Experiencing a hearing loss does not mean that you cannot hear any sounds at all, as the volume and frequency limits of our ears are quite vast. With our hearing evaluation, we work to determine the specific thresholds of sound that you’re still able to hear and identify the ones you cannot. Using a pair of headphones, we will play various sounds and ask you to indicate when you can hear them. Your results will help to determine the type and extent of your hearing loss, if any is present.
The Hearing Care Professionals provides patients with a range of services, and you don’t need to have hearing loss in order for us to help.