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Hearing impairment affects more than just your ability to hear — it affects your quality of life. Advanced Hearing Plus stresses the importance of an accurate and timely audiological hearing test. The hearing evaluation is just the beginning of your treatment, and it’s essential to setting your unique care plan in motion and taking action on hearing loss. Your in-depth hearing evaluation will help us craft a treatment plan that renews your ability to hear, allowing you to truly hear your best and live life on your terms.

Step One: The Interview

The interview process helps our practice determine the extent of your hearing impairment and aids us in uncovering any specific areas requiring further attention. Some typical questions you’ll want to prepare for are:

  • Has anyone else in your family had hearing problems?

  • Have you had any illnesses or injuries that might have affected your hearing?

  • Have you taken any medications that might have contributed to hearing impairment?

  • Have you been exposed to loud noises in your workplace or while participating in leisure activities?

Step Two: The Examination

Our audiologists take a close look inside your ear and figure out whether the hearing difficulty you are experiencing could be caused by an obstruction or damage to the ear canal or eardrum. We use a special instrument called an otoscope or video otoscope to inspect your outer ear.

Step Three: Audiological Hearing Tests

Next we’ll need to figure out the nature of your hearing loss. There’s a chance we will include hearing tests such as the following:

  • A pure tone evaluation to measure your hearing at different frequencies

  • A speech assessment to measure how well you hear and understand ordinary conversation at different volumes

  • A middle-ear evaluation to measure how your eardrum and hearing react to varying degrees of air pressure

Your results will be documented on an audiogram. An audiogram is created after you take a pure-tone hearing test, to map out the type, degree, and configuration of your hearing loss. The audiogram shows your hearing loss by frequency, as pitch and loudness of sounds change. Frequencies are measured in hertz (Hz), and the loudness or intensity is measured in decibels (dB). We will help determine whether you have trouble hearing low or high pitches and what that means for you moving forward.

Step Four: Treatment Options

Hearing Aids
We will work with you to match your lifestyle needs with the most advanced technology, specifically designed to treat your unique hearing loss. The basic components of this instrument include a microphone, an amplifier, a receiver, and a tiny processor. The exceptional effectiveness of your devices is the result of a powerful combination of professional expertise, software, and hardware.

Surgery & Implants
There are cases in which hearing aids cannot improve an individual’s hearing ability enough for them to be useful. In these cases, a referral to an ear nose and throat (ENT) doctor may be the next step to take. The ENT may find that surgically inserted devices would be appropriate. These devices can improve hearing, facilitate lip-reading, and make it easier to distinguish certain sounds. Typically, these are most helpful if you are deaf or profoundly hearing impaired. Surgical implants include:

  • Cochlear implants

  • Middle-ear implants

  • Bone-anchored hearing aids

  • Auditory brainstem implants

Call us today to schedule a hearing test (541) 632-7451.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a hearing test cost?

Most health insurances cover at least a portion of the cost of a hearing test. If you aren’t sure, it’s best to call your health insurance company. We’d be happy to check for you as well.

We are also contracted with a few insurances, including Medicare, which can change what your out of pocket expense will be. If you don’t have insurance, give us a call and we’ll share with you our current private pay discount prices.

How long does a hearing test take?
The hearing test itself will take approximately 20 minutes. However, the entire appointment can take as long as an hour and a half.
How often should I get my hearing tested?
This depends on lifestyle as well as age. Typically, we recommend an annual hearing test, whether there are signs of hearing loss or not, particularly if you are exposed to noise consistently through work or play. If you are exhibiting signs and symptoms of hearing loss, please call today to schedule an appointment.