The time has never been better to call your local Beltone office to schedule a free hearing test! If you’re a little uneasy about what to expect during a hearing test, or if you’re uncomfortable with someone looking in your ears, we’re here to ease your fears!
Here is what you can expect at your hearing test with Beltone:
This “getting to know you” portion of the hearing test will allow your Hearing Care Practitioner to understand what type of lifestyle you have – are you an active outdoors person? Do you sing in your church choir? Do you prefer to watch a lot of TV? All of these questions, also known as the Personalized Hearing Health Assessment will get the hearing test off on the right foot.
Health and Hearing Health History
Several common conditions can adversely affect your ability to hear. Did you know that high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease are all linked to hearing loss? A few other questions we may ask during this portion of the hearing evaluation include:
- Is there hearing loss in your family?
- Are one or two ears affected?
- Were you subjected to chronic loud noise during your life?
Now the actual test happens! The exam includes a visual examination of your ear using an otoscope, air and bone conduction testing and word discrimination testing.
Hearing Test Results
An audiogram will give you and your Hearing Care Professional the results you’ve been waiting for. It will show where you’re hearing normally and where you’re missing out on sounds.
Hearing Aid Demonstration
If a hearing loss has been found, you can “try before you buy” at Beltone. Check out our latest technology and see which hearing aid is right for you and your lifestyle.
Fitting Your Hearing Aids
Once you and your Hearing Care Practitioner determine which hearing aid is the right fit for you, we will order your hearing aids, and have you come back to have them specially fitted for you. We will also make sure your hearing aids are connected to our app through your smartphone and discuss any accessories you may be interested in trying out.
Now, enjoy your new hearing aids and all the sounds you’ve been missing!