Hearing Consultation

When it comes to hearing loss, it’s better to be proactive than reactive. That’s why our hearing healthcare specialists recommend scheduling regular appointments to track your hearing over the years. With regular check-ins, your provider can quickly identify changes in your hearing and help you take appropriate measures to protect your hearing.

Of course, this all depends on establishing a strong, trusting relationship with a clinician who understands you and your hearing. That’s why our network of Audibel hearing clinics offer hearing consultations. Like any medical consultation, our hearing consultations are an opportunity for you to meet with our professional hearing team and determine if they are a good fit for you.

What Happens During a Hearing Consultation

During a hearing consultation, you and one of our providers will sit down to discuss everything from your hearing itself to your lifestyle and everything in between. Your consultation will be a deep dive into the current state of your hearing.

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Our hearing consultations generally include:

  • An ear exam to identify any physical problems like excessive wax (cerumen), trauma or infection
  • Ear cleaning, also known as cerumen removal, to ensure cerumen isn’t contributing to hearing difficulties
  • A hearing test to determine your current hearing health and to what degree your hearing impacts your understanding and overall quality of life.
  • A discussion of your lifestyle —your job and hobbies—to determine if you’re at an increased risk for Noise-induced Hearing Loss

If your provider does detect hearing loss, they will discuss your treatment options. And if they don’t, they’ll work with you to establish a proactive plan including annual exams to protect your hearing and prevent hearing loss.

Do I Need a Hearing Consultation?

The truth of the matter is that everyone needs a hearing test at one point or another in their lifetime. Sometimes hearing loss is subtle and you may not notice the signs until they’re glaringly obvious. For this reason, it’s important to address any sign of hearing loss as soon as it occurs. If you or someone you love experience the following, schedule a hearing consultation as soon as possible.

  • You often hear someone speak but cannot understand all the words
  • The TV volume has become a frequent household topic
  • You have difficulty understanding conversations in noisy rooms
  • It often seems like people around you are mumbling
  • You have difficulty hearing on the phone
  • You have ringing in your ears
  • Others tell you that you may have hearing loss

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