In our experience, this process yields the most accurate and personally relevant results through a combination of state-of-the-art hearing tests and a thorough interview, to ensure that we fully understand your lifestyle and your needs. Understanding your concerns and what’s most important to you in a better-hearing solution is one of our most important priorities.
Step One: The Interview
Purpose: To help your AudigyCertified™ professional determine the extent of your problem and uncover any specific areas requiring further attention.
Some Typical Questions:
Step Two: The Examination
Purpose: To help your AudigyCertified professional determine whether the Sound Voids you are experiencing could be caused by an obstruction or damage to the ear canal or ear drum. Your AudigyCertified professional will use a special instrument called an otoscope or video otoscope to inspect the outer ear.
Step Three: The Testing
Purpose: To help the hearing care professional determine the nature of your Sound Voids. Tests, like the following, may be used depending on their assessment of your needs:
Step Four: Treatment Options
Hearing systems come in a variety of designs, with a wide range of functions and features to address an individual’s specific needs. The most basic components include a microphone, an amplifier, a receiver, and (in the case of digital hearing systems) a small computer. The unprecedented effectiveness of modern digital systems comes from a powerful combination of professional expertise, software, and hardware.