The first appointment with an Audiologist is a time to get to know our patient’s health history, their health concerns and expectations. Therefore the initial part of the appointment is a conversation. This is the perfect time to review any additional information you feel your Audiologist should know. i.e. Grandchildren you struggle to hear, upcoming important events, positive or negative past experiences.
The second part of the appointment is diagnostics or testing. Your Audiologist will direct you into a sound booth and perform an audiological examination. This starts with looking in your ears for wax, ear infections or other obstructions to your hearing. If there are no obstructions present they will proceed with your hearing test.
An audiogram, sometimes referred to as a hearing test, is a 15-30 min long exam that measures your ability to hear sounds and speech at varying loudness and tone. This exam will give us an initial picture of your hearing sensitivity.
The third step of the appointment is a review of the audiogram results and a continued discussion of your expectations and hearing health needs. At this time we may demonstrate hearing aids if deemed appropriate.
The final step of the appointment is to develop a treatment plan. Treatment plans vary per person and per hearing loss. They may include, but are not limited to hearing aids, referrals to other specialists, or hearing protection.
To scheduled your first appointment today contact Conley Hearing Care at 412-828-250!