The Beltone Hearing Care Centre team understands how vital hearing is to your daily communication. We will perform a thorough hearing test before making a recommendation for treatment. Hearing aids are the most common treatment for hearing loss, and our registered hearing instrument practitioners (RHIP) know how important it is to get you back to hearing your best. Our hearing aid evaluation is part of this process and will allow us to provide the optimal outcome based on your test results and current lifestyle and budget preferences.
Understanding Your Medical Background
Our practitioner will review your history of hearing loss and discuss any experiences you’ve had with hearing aids. This allows us to establish a clearer picture of your personal needs, as well as provide you with a solution that is tailored to your current situation.
Our hearing aid evaluation is a detailed appointment that enables our team to learn more about your specific lifestyle, budget and aesthetic preferences. Hearing aids come in a variety of shapes and sizes – allowing patients to find the right device for their unique hearing loss needs. During this evaluation, we will cover the most popular hearing aid styles, which may include:
- In the ear (ITE)
- Behind the ear (BTE)
- Receiver in ear (RIE)
- In the canal (ITC)
- Completely in canal (CIC)
- Invisible in canal (IIC)
In addition to varying styles, hearing aids can also be customized based on the features you would like to include. Features offer the most tailored hearing experience possible, whether you’re looking for connectivity with other devices, tinnitus relief or rechargeability. Some of the most popular features include:
- Directional microphones
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Tinnitus Masker
- Feedback reduction
- Remote controls
Our experts are well-versed in facilitating the selection process, which is why we take this journey with you, discussing your options while considering your level of hearing loss. We also pride ourselves on best optimizing your hearing device needs by giving you an opportunity to experience the latest technology during your evaluation. Choosing a hearing aid is a very personal experience, so feeling confident in your choice is an important part of the selection process.
Getting the Most Out of Your Evaluation
In order to make the experience as fun and productive as possible, we strongly recommend bringing a person whose voice you are most familiar with to your appointment. This give you the chance to “hear the difference” when testing a new hearing device and it can be a fun experience having someone you are close with be a part of the process. A hearing aid evaluation is another step in your path to better hearing; and one that can be quite enjoyable when you understand what to expect.
If you’re ready to learn more about how our team of experts can improve your hearing experience and assist in your hearing loss treatment, give our office a call today!