Hearing Aid Consultation
Elite Hearing Center’s Free Hearing Aid Fitting
What is a Hearing Aid Consultation?
A hearing consultation with Elite Hearing Centers of America is a vital first step in the journey to better hearing. If you’ve been diagnosed with hearing loss, hearing aids are often an excellent solution. Elite Hearing Centers of America offers free hearing aid fittings in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Florida to help you find the best hearing aids for your needs. At your hearing aid consultation, we will discuss options that include rechargeable hearing aids, invisible hearing aids, Bluetooth enabled hearing aids, and more.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
Our audiologists and licensed hearing aid specialists will help you through the multi-step process to ensure you understand your hearing aids and can hear as clearly as possible. The steps to our hearing aid consultation include:
We start with a systematic review of past medical history, especially regarding a family history of hearing loss. We’re also looking for the etiology or cause of the hearing loss, including any work or recreational noise exposure, prescription medications, and visible structural damage to the hearing mechanism.
We thoroughly examine your ear canal and eardrum. We look for potential problems, including foreign objects, excess earwax, or any anomalies.
Audiometric Threshold Test
We use state-of-the-science diagnostic equipment that sends a series of pure tone sound signals presented at varying loudness levels and frequencies. This test helps us determine the nature and extent of your hearing loss.
We document the results on an audiogram to visually depict the patient’s hearing loss thresholds and speech discrimination scores if a hearing loss is found. We carefully explain the results, suggest the best course of action, and preview any potential difficulties you can expect if the hearing loss isn’t treated.
We will test for speech understanding and discrimination.
Hearing Aid Programming
If we determine hearing aids are in your best interest, we perform a hearing aid fitting with your new accessories. We offer free hearing aid programming with cutting-edge technology. Our audiologist and licensed hearing aid specialists will measure the volume levels and provide the best amplification levels for your needs. We will specially program the hearing aids to your lifestyle and comfort levels.
What Is a Real Ear Measurement?
We perform a real ear measurement to ensure your hearing aids work perfectly. We place a probe into your ear canal to measure the volume of your hearing aid across a range of pitches. The real ear measurement prescribes the perfect amount of volume for your hearing aids. Real ear measurement ensures that canal shape and size are considered for optimal hearing.
Hearing Aid Lifestyle Adjustments
We offer a 30-day free trial on our hearing aids. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible in your new hearing aids. If you don’t love the specific type or brand, we’ll try another after your 30-day trial period. Hearing aids typically are a lifestyle adjustment as you get used to hearing new and loud things. Your brain needs time to learn how to adjust to hearing aids. We find that most people only need a few days or changes in programming to adjust positively to their hearing aid fittings.
Choosing Elite Hearing Centers of America
Elite Hearing Centers of America offers some of the top hearing aid brands, including Phonak hearing aids, Resound hearing aids, Signia hearing aids, Widex hearing aids, and more. We believe in the power of helping you hear clearly with our hearing consultations. We understand a hearing loss diagnosis can be scary, but we are here to help you hear clearly without hassle. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!