First, you will receive a hearing screening where your hearing will be checked to see if further evaluation is required. If further evaluation is necessary you will receive additional tests. The first test takes place in a booth and will gauge your hearing at various frequency levels. Your hearing care professional may also conduct a speech test with your companion to assess how well you hear speech in familiar settings.
Following the test, your hearing care professional will review your results with you in the form of an audiogram.
If hearing loss is found, your provider will discuss the hearing aids that best fit your specific needs. Depending on the type of hearing aid you choose, a quick, pain-free clay impression mold of your ear may need to be taken.