Our main objective is to cater to individuals and enhance their hearing abilities. This is evident in our testing, training, staff, and collaborations with selected manufacturers.
It’s important to note that no two people have the same hearing loss. This means that everyone has different requirements and preferences. Therefore, we strive to provide personalized solutions to each and every person, based on their unique hearing loss.
We take pride in ensuring that every customer receives a tailored experience. Our hearing assessments are thorough and accurate, and our staff is trained to assist you in any way possible. We also collaborate with leading manufacturers to provide top-quality hearing aids and accessories to meet your needs.
At the end of the day, we are committed to improving your life by enabling you to hear better and experience the joys of sound to the fullest.
You don’t have to live with hearing loss.
What to expect
- Upon arriving, you’ll be greeted by our friendly front desk staff, who will ask you to fill out a few forms which will include your personal information, medical history, insurance details, and other relevant data.
- At the commencement of your hearing exam, one of our highly trained specialists will have a conversation with you to evaluate your lifestyle, including any specific areas where you may be experiencing hearing difficulties.
- Following that, the hearing specialist may inspect your ears using an otoscope to determine whether there are any objects or earwax obstructing your ear canal. It’s worth noting that in some instances, the hearing specialist may use a video otoscope so that you too can see inside your ear.
- Our testing is designed with one primary objective: to help us to determine whether you have hearing loss, the cause of your hearing loss, and whether the loss is contained in one ear or both. Based on the test’s results, we will provide you with the best and most effective treatment options available.
After the test
- During a hearing test, your hearing specialist will record the results on an audiogram, a graphical representation of your hearing capabilities and impairments in frequencies and decibels. This crucial step in the process will help you and your specialist understand the extent of your hearing loss.
- After reviewing your audiogram, your hearing specialist will work with you to recommend solutions that best fit your individual hearing needs. Taking the time to fully discuss your concerns, our staff will help you make an informed decision on the best course of action.
- At Patriot Audiology Services, we understand that addressing hearing loss is a journey. It begins with a hearing test and continues with educating our patients on the options that are available to them. We are committed to providing personalized care to our patients, supporting them every step of the way on their journey to better hearing health. Schedule your hearing test today to learn how we can assist and guide you on your individual journey.
Types of Hearing Tests
Audiometric testing is a widely used diagnostic tool to assess one’s ability to comprehend speech over a short distance, commonly referred to as “conversational distance”. The test involves the use of a series of high and low frequency words, prompting the individual to repeat them, in order to evaluate the percentage of hearing loss they suffer from. This non-invasive procedure is carried out by a specialist, who after analyzing the results, can recommend the most appropriate treatment options. It is a precise and valuable method of determining hearing ability which is particularly important for people with occupational hearing loss or other specific conditions.
Tympanometry is another type of diagnostic test that audiologists use to assess the ear’s health. During the exam, air pressure variations are created within the ear canal to evaluate the mobility of the eardrum and the condition of the middle ear. This test is particularly useful in detecting middle ear infections, impacted earwax, and other common conditions that can compromise your hearing health. The simplicity of the test and the depth of diagnostic insights make it an essential tool for audiologists looking to provide top-notch patient care.
Otoacoustic emission testing (OAEs) is a non-invasive procedure that evaluates the function of the hair cells within the cochlea of the inner ear by utilizing acoustics. During an OAE test, a small earphone is placed into the ear canal of the subject, which emits sounds or clicks. The hair cells in the cochlea then respond to these sounds, and their response is picked up by a microphone in the earphone to record an “emission” that can be analyzed. This test provides valuable information about the function of the inner ear and helps with diagnosis of hearing disorders.