We want you to feel comfortable, so we have outlined what a typical hearing exam looks like. This way, you will know what to expect when you visit our Vero Beach or Port. St. Lucie office for the first time.
The Patient History
We get a sense for any medical conditions that may have an impact on your hearing. In certain cases, we may need to refer you for further testing
Since genetics can play a role in hearing loss, we discuss your family history. Hearing Loss can be caused by congenital, hereditary or environmental causes.
We will discuss what brought you in to see us and the symptoms you have noticed. Having a friend or loved one present can help with this important section.
We discuss your lifestyle, as this can often have an impact on your communication needs. This helps us develop and personalize solutions in the event of hearing loss.
Is it Earwax?
We verify that earwax (cerumen) is not impacted before beginning the testing procedures.
Other conditions like foreign objects or ear infections can hinder hearing ability.
Using tones, we generate sounds at different frequencies to check your hearing ability.
We place a small button behind your ear to help determine the type of hearing loss you have, if any.
We check to see how well your brain is able to distinguish words when loud enough to hear them.
Otherwise known as UCLs or LCLs, we check to see what your comfortable range of hearing is.
We give you the best options for YOU based on your hearing profile, lifestyle and budget.
You and your loved one (if present) decide on a solution. No hard sales approach.