What to Expect at a Hearing Test

It's natural to feel a little anxious before your hearing test. After all, your hearing is such a valuable part of life and you want to make sure it's in the best shape possible.

A hearing evaluation is important for getting a clear grasp on your overall hearing health and to identify any auditory problems and take the necessary action for better hearing or proactive hearing health management.
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During a hearing test, you will be thoroughly evaluated by a hearing care professional,...

...necessary data is obtained and a comprehensive report is generated to help you understand exactly what is happening with your auditory system and gather a foundational understanding about what and how some treatment options may be recommended for you. 

The results of a successful hearing test can go beyond the medical implications, leading to improved relationships with your family and friends. It helps them understand the difficulties of living with a hearing impairment and can aid in providing better communication and support for everyone involved.

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The Five Major Components

There are many options available to a patient when it comes to choosing the right product for them, but the issue is in knowing the products well enough to make a well-educated and informed decision.
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Health History and Intake

The questions asked during a hearing exam are similar to those you would encounter when visiting a healthcare provider for other concerns.
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During the examination, our hearing care providers will carefully inspect your ears, looking for any physical obstructions that...
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This section of the exam measures the elasticity of your eardrum through alteration of pressure inside the ear canal.
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Speech Testing

Certified providers are highly trained to evaluate your hearing and determine the best type of hearing aid or treatment for you.
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Air and Bone Conduction Test

The Air and Bone Conduction Test portion of the exam is usually what one thinks of when they are picturing a hearing test – sitting inside a sound booth with headphones on and either raising your hand or clicking a button.

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    Grand Junction, CO 81501

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    Montrose, CO 81401

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    Gunnison, CO 81230

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