When Was Your Last Hearing Test?
Although we all have regular dental check-ups, our blood pressure taken, and our cholesterol tested, hardly any of us regularly have our hearing tested.
One of our biggest frustrations as doctors of audiology is that we often spend much of our time caring for patients when it’s too late, whereas if they would have visited us upon noticing the first signs of hearing loss, we could have done something about it to prolong their hearing health and have their hearing back to its best.
But with the latest statistics suggesting that 1 in 8 Americans have some form of hearing loss in both ears, it’s fair to say that our nation is currently enduring a hearing loss epidemic.
That’s why we’re so passionate about raising awareness for the first signs of hearing loss and encouraging regular hearing tests.
If you are here because you’re concerned about your hearing or you’re worried about a loved one’s hearing, then the first step is to schedule a hearing assessment.
Although it can feel like a big step, this pressure-free assessment is quick, non-invasive, and you receive the results instantaneously, whereas an untreated hearing loss can dramatically worsen with hearing loss being irreversible.
To schedule your comprehensive hearing assessment, you can complete the form on this page, or call our friendly team at (336) 295-1064.
Schedule a Hearing Assessment
Would you like to schedule a comprehensive hearing assessment with Aim Hearing and Audiology? Complete this form to get started.
What Happens at a Hearing Assessment?
#1 - Friendly Welcome
We want to understand the reasons that you’ve decided to have your hearing tested and the signs that you have experienced prior to your visit.
This may be what your family has said, the things you feel you’re missing out on, or whether you’re experiencing any ringing in the ears.
#2 - We'll Look In Your Ears
We’ll take a visual look into your ears to ensure that everything is looking healthy. We’re checking to see if there’s anything physically blocking your ear canal and that your eardrum is looking healthy.
Some patients that believe they’re experiencing a hearing loss find that something is physically blocking their ear canal, including things like earwax and fluff.
#3 - You'll Enter The Soundbooth
A hearing test is very simple. You’ll wear some headphones and we’ll give you a button. Very simply, when you hear a sound, you’ll press the button.
We’ll be testing different pitches and intensity levels, all aimed at understanding what you can hear and what you can’t hear.
#4 - Review Your Results
The results of your hearing test are then plotted onto an audiogram, which we will present to you.
This graph will highlight where you are hearing well and what you are struggling to hear, allowing us to put a plan in place in order to help you hear better.