When Was The Last Time That You Had Your Hearing Tested?
When was the last time that you had your teeth checked, your blood pressure checked, or your eyes tested?
For most people, these would have likely taken place in the past 12 months.
But when asked when was the last time that you had your hearing tested, the answer is more likely to be never.
The harsh reality is that we spend far too much of our time caring for patients’ hearing when it’s too late, rather than helping educate patients to encourage them to have their hearing tested upon the first signs of hearing loss.
The earlier a hearing loss can be caught, the sooner more measures can be taken to protect your hearing health and prolong your hearing quality. That’s why your first step should always be to see an ear, nose, and throat specialist.
At Fox Valley Ear, Nose, and Throat, our team of advanced audiological specialists will be able to comprehensively test your hearing, understand your concerns, and diagnose a hearing loss if one exists.
But with the average person waiting a reported seven years before finally doing something about their hearing loss, there is never a better time than today to make the right decision.
To schedule your comprehensive hearing assessment, you can either call your local office or complete the form on this page and a member of our friendly team will call you to schedule a convenient time.
Schedule a Hearing Assessment / Audiometric Test
What Happens At A Hearing Test?
1. Let's Get To Know Each Other
We want to understand the reasons that you’ve decided to have your hearing tested and the signs that you have experienced prior to your visit.
This may be what your family has said, the things you feel you’re missing out on, or whether you’re experiencing any ringing in the ears.
2. We'll Take A Look In Your Ears
We’ll take a visual look into your ears to ensure that everything is looking healthy. We’re checking to see if there’s anything physically blocking your ear canal and that your eardrum is looking healthy.
Some patients that believe they’re experiencing a hearing loss find that something is physically blocking their ear canal, including things like earwax and fluff.
3. The Hearing Test Begins
A hearing test is very simple. You’ll wear some headphones and we’ll give you a button. Very simply, when you hear a sound, you’ll press the button.
We’ll be testing different pitches and intensity levels, all aimed at understanding what you can hear and what you can’t hear.
4. Discuss Your Results
The results of your hearing test are then plotted onto an audiogram, which we will present to you.
This graph will highlight where you are hearing well and what you are struggling to hear, allowing us to put a plan in place in order to help you hear better.
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