Obtaining a comprehensive hearing evaluation is typically the first step in determining if a hearing loss is present. We perform a variety of tests to help determine the amount and type of hearing loss present. Following evaluation the results are shared with your ENT physician, to help determine the best way to treat your hearing or balance problem.
On your first visit to Midwest Hearing Aid Systems, your audiologist will start by asking you questions about your medical and hearing history. This is called the case history. Next, the audiologist will look into your ears using a light, called an otoscope, and check for anything in the ear canal that might affect the test results or require referral to your doctor. Finally, the audiologist will conduct a test or series of tests to assess:
- Whether there is a hearing loss
– The cause of the hearing loss (to the extent possible)
– The degree and configuration (one or both ears?) of hearing loss
– The best treatment options