There are several factors that help determine your need of a hearing aid.
If you suspect that you might need a hearing aid, you will first need to have a hearing evaluation. At the time of the hearing evaluation, a case history will be taken to determine how much your hearing problem impacts your day-to-day life as well as the lives of your family. You may also have to provide some basic questions about your general health history. Dr. Jarrell will make a recommendatation for the device she feels would best suit you in your unique lifestyle.
Hearing test results are key
The results from your hearing test will provide vital information on what sounds you may be hearing, missing, or misunderstanding. The results of this testing will allow us to determine the best treatment recommendations, which could include hearing aids.
If your hearing test reveals a permanent hearing loss, hearing aids may be recommended. We’ll explain what sounds you have difficulty hearing, and what hearing aids can do to help. We’ll recommend the best hearing aid style, features and level of sophistication based on your degree of hearing loss, lifestyle, and financial circumstances. Some hobbies and occupations may benefit from different hearing aid styles or features, so be sure to share the many environments you enjoy being in. You’ll get to see what the devices look like and may even be offered an opportunity to try one on. Feel comfortable knowing that the final decision on which hearing aids are purchased is your choice.
Once you make your decision, your hearing aids are ordered and you’ll be scheudled to return for a fitting. There is an adjustment period when wearing hearing aids, which is why we offer an unbeatable 60-day trial period. We know it takes time for your brain to adjust and accept your new listneing environment. It’s possible you may need additional changes made to your settings to ensure you’re getting the best listening experience possible, so regular follow ups are scheduled until you feel you’re completely satisfied.