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If you are in Wichita Falls and you are curious about your hearing or you know you have a hearing loss, everything starts with an accurate hearing test. Have you ever had a hearing test before? If so, you probably remember the part where someone plays a tone for you and you raise your hand when you hear it. Interestingly, there is a technique to the execution of a proper hearing test that not all providers follow. Also, there are parts of a hearing test that are critical for the proper selection, setup, and programming a hearing aid beyond these simple beeps.
A Notice About Best Practices
It’s important that providers follow best practices in order to get the best result, for your hearing and your return on investment in your hearing care.
Unfortunately, we see providers in Wichita Falls taking shortcuts on this quite a bit.
Because of this, at Wichita Falls Hearing, we have a standard of an eight part hearing test that includes the following steps:
- Gathering of Case History
- Investigation of Possible Contraindications (reasons not to wear a hearing aid)
- Standard and Video Otoscopy
- Pure Tone Air Conduction Testing
- Pure Tone Bone Conduction Testing
- Speech Understanding Testing
- Loudness Discomfort Level Testing
- Speech In Noise Testing
This is a fully comprehensive hearing test. However, it typically only takes about thirty minutes and is completely painless. Afterward, we will discuss treatment options for you that would be appropriate based on your individual hearing loss. At that point, you will be able to choose the technology and treatment plan that is right for your hearing, your lifestyle, and your budget.