A hearing test is the first step toward understanding your unique hearing needs. During the test, our expert audiologist will assess your hearing abilities, identify any potential hearing loss, and recommend personalized solutions to help you rediscover the joy of clear communication and vibrant sounds.
1) Expect to talk about your medical history and hearing history: We need to know if you're taking any medications that could alter your hearing. If you are taking a hearing test for a specific reason – for example, you have developed symptoms of hearing loss and wish to have this checked out – then you can explain these reasons to your audiologist. However, even if you are taking the test primarily as a screening of your hearing health, your audiologist will still ask about your hearing health and lifestyle factors – particularly in relation to the level of noise you are exposed to regularly – that may influence this.
2) Pure tone test: Your audiologist will then intermittently play sounds at different pitches and frequencies through the earphones. All you have to do is acknowledge when you hear the tone, either by raising a hand or pressing a button. They may also do a speech test, which will involve listening to speech (this may be recorded or words spoken live by your audiologist) and then repeating back the words that you can understand.
3) Review of your test results: Your audiologist will determine, based on your results, if a follow-up is needed, more tests, a referral or just a review at a later time.
Say goodbye to big and bulky hearing aids! In fact, the latest advancements have brought us nearly invisible options that are more powerful than ever before. We understand that the idea of large hearing aids can be discouraging, but rest assured, today's devices are designed to be discreet and comfortable.
With a growing selection of "nearly invisible" hearing aids, some utilize silicone sleeves to maintain their small size while providing a snug fit. What's even more exciting is that these modern devices often eliminate the need for impressions or moulds. You can now enjoy ready-to-wear hearing aids with pre-set sizes, offering all-day comfort without compromising on performance. At House of Hearing, we're thrilled to offer you these cutting-edge solutions, making your journey to better hearing a seamless and comfortable one.
All hearing aids use the same basic parts to carry sounds from the environment into your ear and make them louder. Most hearing aids are digital, and all are powered with a traditional hearing aid battery or a rechargeable battery.
Small microphones collect sounds from the environment. A computer chip with an amplifier converts the incoming sound into digital code. It analyzes and adjusts the sound based on your hearing loss, listening needs and the level of the sounds around you. The amplified signals are then converted back into sound waves and delivered to your ears through speakers, sometimes called receivers.
Hearing aids use these parts to help pick up and amplify sound from your environment and channel it into your ear:
● Microphone (detects the sound).● Amplifier (makes the sound stronger).● Speaker (sends the sound into your ear so you can hear it).● Battery (provides power to the electronic parts).
Some hearing aids have a volume control (increases or decreases the volume of the sound) or a program button.