Hearing evaluations involve a series of tests to assess various aspects of hearing, such as sensitivity to different frequencies and levels of sound, speech recognition ability, and the presence of any hearing disorders or conditions.

Hearing evaluations are crucial for identifying hearing loss, determining its type and severity, and guiding appropriate treatment options, which may include hearing aids, cochlear implants, or other interventions tailored to the individual’s specific hearing needs.

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Comprehensive Hearing Testing

A comprehensive hearing test includes much more than a traditional evaluation. Please come experience our hearing assessment for yourself, and see what we do a bit differently to get the information needed to get you even better outcomes.  Each of our Comprehensive Hearing Test includes:

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A complimentary basic audiometric assessment for those who are looking for a baseline of their hearing and believe their hearing to be adequate.

A more comprehensive hearing test including real-life functional hearing test (speech in noise testing)

An assessment of inner ear health with full written report is $85.00.

Real-life Functional Tests

Your ability to hear in background noise that is part of all our lives is crucial in accurately assessing your listening needs in selecting appropriate amplification options. As well we complete an objective physiologic test of the health of your inner ear sensory cells that are responsible for naturally amplifying and clarifying incoming information. These tests are included in our comprehensive hearing test option only.

Benefits to Getting Regular Hearing Evaluations

These incentives highlight the numerous benefits of getting a hearing evaluation, from improved communication to overall well-being and safety. If you suspect you may have a hearing issue, scheduling an evaluation is a proactive step toward a better quality of life.

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Improved Communication

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Better Quality of Life

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Early Detection

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Tinnitus Management

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Reduced Social Isolation

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Hearing Evaluation FAQs

What is a hearing evaluation?

A hearing evaluation is a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s hearing ability and auditory health conducted by a trained audiologist or hearing healthcare professional.

How long does a hearing evaluation typically take?

The duration of a hearing evaluation can vary but generally takes between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the complexity of the tests performed.

Is a hearing evaluation painful or uncomfortable?

No, hearing evaluations are non-invasive and painless. They involve a series of simple and comfortable tests.

Do I need a referral from a doctor to get a hearing evaluation?

In most cases, you do not need a referral. You can schedule a hearing evaluation directly with an audiologist or hearing specialist.

What can I expect during a hearing evaluation?

A hearing evaluation may include a series of tests, such as pure-tone audiometry, speech audiometry, and tympanometry, to assess different aspects of your hearing.

Is a hearing evaluation covered by insurance?

Many health insurance plans cover the cost of hearing evaluations. It’s advisable to check with your insurance provider for specific coverage details.

At what age should I consider getting a hearing evaluation?

Hearing evaluations are recommended for individuals of all ages, but regular evaluations are especially important as you age to monitor any changes in your hearing health.

What are the signs that I may need a hearing evaluation?

Common signs of hearing issues include difficulty understanding conversations, frequently asking people to repeat themselves, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), and a feeling of fullness in the ears.

Can a hearing evaluation determine the cause of my hearing loss?

Hearing evaluations can provide insights into the type and degree of hearing loss but may not always pinpoint the exact cause. Additional medical assessments may be needed.

What happens after a hearing evaluation?

Following a hearing evaluation, your audiologist will review the results with you, discuss any recommended treatment options, and, if necessary, assist in selecting hearing aids or other interventions to address your hearing needs

What age do you offer hearing evaluations for?

We offer hearing evaluations for all children 3 years and up. We use play audiometry and conventional audiometric testing in addition to tympanometry, immittance, and otoacoustic emissions testing. The fee for all pediatric hearing assessments is $85.00.

If you require further information or have additional questions about hearing evaluations, please do not hesitate to contact Bright Hearing for expert guidance and assistance.