Hearing tests are designed to measure your sound reception and processing capabilities. If a hearing loss is detected, it is also intended to determine the nature of hearing loss you experience and the extent to which you experience it.
Here’s what to expect at one of our hearing tests.
You will answer some questions about your medical history. This helps us figure out if there is an underlying medical reason for your hearing loss.
With an otoscope, we will examine your eyes, a device that helps us to look at your ear canal and eardrum to determinate whether there are blockages or anything unusual.
Pure-tone audiometry: A bank of sounds at different pitches and volumes are played into your headphones and you are required to raise your hand once you hear them.
Speech recognition: This tests your ability to understand speech without having visual cues such as lip movements or facial expressions. Tympanometry: It helps to determine whether there is fluid in the middle ear that should not be there.
Review of Audiogram
The results will be recorded on an audiogram following these tests, which is a mapping of your hearing skills. We will explain your results on the basis of the findings and the next course of action.
Are you a veteran concerned about your hearing? You're not alone. Approximately one million veterans receive hearing loss disability compensation annually. You must first apply for VA Health Benefits to receive hearing aids and services free of charge or at low cost. Veterans can receive hearing tests, exams, and hearing aids from a VA medical center once registered. If you live far from a VA health center, you might even be able to get free hearing care from a community provider, such as us! Contact us for more information.
Hearing Aid Repair
Hearing aids consist of sensitive electronic technology, small microphones, speakers, and tubing. These tiny components can be filled with wax or moisture and fail from time to time. While hearing aids are usually very reliable, sometimes they need to routine maintenance, or even repair. Most repairs are typically very simple and quick to address.
Some common hearing aid repairs include:
- Wax filter changes
- Retubings of ear molds
- Hearing aid receiver replacements
- Cleaning battery contacts
- Replacing battery doors
If your hearing aid is still under warranty, there is a chance you could get it fixed for free. Contact us to learn more.
Tinnitus is a common condition affecting around 50 million Americans. Many people describe it as a hissing, roaring, whooshing or buzzing noise. It can be intermittent or chronic, and is not a disease itself, but a sign of an underlying medical condition.
If you think you may have tinnitus, contact us at Aspire Audiology and Hearing. We have various treatments to help you overcome the annoyance associated with these noises.
Custom Hearing Protection
There are many pleasant sounds that we hear every day at safe levels that will not harm our hearing. Some sounds however, can be damaging if they're too loud— even for a short period of time— or if they're long-lasting, even if they're not as loud. These sounds can cause injury to part of the inner ear and result in permanent loss of hearing.
While generic earplugs offer some protection, custom earmolds and earplugs provide maximum protection as well as a snug fit specifically developed for your ears. They offer greater safety in knowing that your ears are best protected against hearing loss.
Wherever your go and whatever you do, we have a custom-fitted hearing protection to keep your hearing safe.
Assistive Listening Devices
For most people with hearing loss, hearing aids provide a huge improvement in listening and speech comprehension. For challenging situations, did you know that assistive listening devices can make it even easier to hear? We have a range of assistive listening devices and can help you figure out the ideal devices for your lifestyle and hearing loss level. Contact us today to find out more.