When you suspect you have a hearing loss, it’s important to seek proper evaluation to determine if treatment is needed. Visiting Quality Hearing Aid Center will allow us to conduct the hearing tests you need and recommend the best solution for your specific needs.
Diagnostic audiologic evaluation
Clients of all ages gain immediate benefits from undergoing a diagnostic audiologic evaluation from Quality Hearing Aid Center. Treatment plans rely on the information provided by the evaluation to treat all hearing related issues. Tests in this category go in-depth so that the root cause of the problem is no longer a mystery.
- Pure-tone: with the use of an audiogram, audiologists record a patient’s ability to hear specific sounds
- Tympanometry: a tympanometer discovers any abnormalities with the middle ear system or ear canal volume
- Speech audiometry: speech audiometry gives more accurate hearing loss results when paired with pure tone testing. Together, they provide a clearer picture of patient hearing health
- Otoscopy: with the use of an otoscope, audiologists examine the external auditory canal
- Special tests: infants and seniors are given tests that are specially customized for their age group
Live speech mapping
Live speech mapping is a technology that aims for accuracy when determining a patient’s hearing capabilities. During the fitting, it is used to fine tune the programming of new hearing aids. The system gives real time feedback of how sound is received and as a result patient’s can leave the office knowing their hearing aids are 100-percent synced. Live speech mapping replaced older technology that was much more inaccurate. Without good readings, patients had to come back for multiple reprogramming steps to get their devices in sync. With the modern visual measurements of live speech mapping, it is much easier for audiologists to walk their clients through each step. The technology continues to improve by showing how hearing aid device users perceive sound.
Industrial hearing screening
Construction workers are familiar with industrial hearing screenings as part of industry-wide policy. The evaluation tests the effects of high noise pollution in a work environment. The screening is often a mandatory measure to ensure workers are not suffering any side effects from hearing loss. Mobile units can handle screening and are often dispatched onsite so that work remains uninterrupted. Even with the use of protective hearing devices, working in a noisy setting can degrade hearing. The industrial hearing screening acts as a checkup for workers that may not realize they are suffering from hearing loss.