At Dr. Michelle, we put you at the forefront of what we do. Our goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible when it comes to getting a hearing test, so that we can provide you with the best expert care and advice for your hearing loss and get you on your way to better hearing health.
We believe the best way to do this is to offer you as much information as possible about what will happen during your visit. Although we tailor each evaluation depending on your individual needs, there are some things that apply to everyone. The three steps below explain the quick and simple process to expect at your hearing test.
The first step in the process is for us to understand what is causing you problems. This will simply involve asking you a few questions to determine why you have come to visit us and what might be causing any issues with your hearing health.
Your appointment will be with me, Dr. Michelle Couture-Souvenir, Au.D. As a member of ASHA and AAA with a professional license in Audiology, you can trust that you are in safe hands with one of America’s most respected and prestigious Doctors of Audiology.
Hearing problems can often occur for a number of reasons, and as you can imagine, not all of these will require the same treatment. Illness, aging or sometimes even genetics can be the reason we experience issues with hearing health. Whatever the reason, we will identify the cause and make sure you receive the best treatment that suits your needs.
Treatment doesn’t need to be something that only covers up the issue, certain solutions can help improve your hearing long-term, which is what we aim to do here at Dr. Michelle.
The Hearing Test
After we have got the information we need to move forward, the hearing test itself can take place. You will have an opportunity to have this explained in more detail on the day, but a quick overview before you arrive may put you at ease.
The test will take place in a booth which is simply to ensure you experience no noise interferences from the outside which may otherwise affect your test. From here, you will listen to various sounds at different volumes through a set of headphones to establish your hearing range.
You will then communicate by raising your hand when you hear these sounds. The test will differ slightly for young children or those who currently wear hearing aids.
The testing part is over now. That was quick, wasn’t it? From here onwards it’s all down to us to analyze your results and deliver what you’ve been waiting for. We will share these results with you soon after your test has finished, so there’s no anxious waiting process involved.
Not all hearing evaluations end in a straight forward answer and solution, but these indications often lead us in the right direction to getting your hearing health back on track. This may mean conducting further tests to help us get to the bottom of your hearing problems. Regardless of the result, we will certainly have made a great start with this initial evaluation.
Book in today!
If you have been experiencing problems with your hearing and are not sure if you need an evaluation, the best option would be come in and see us anyway as there is absolutely no harm in checking up on your hearing health.
You don’t necessarily have to have problems with your hearing to have a hearing evaluation, sometimes it’s good to just have a check-up for your own peace of mind. Leaving hearing loss untreated hearing loss can cause several other issue’s such as accidents, cognitive issues and trouble communicating with friends and family.