It’s normal to experience a bit of nerves before visiting a healthcare professional for the first time, so at Spectrum Hearing Clinic it’s our goal to make your visit as relaxed and comfortable as possible. Your first appointment with us is an important opportunity for us to get to know your needs, concerns, and hopes for long-term results. Prior to seeing one of our specialists, we’ll need:
You’re encouraged to bring a loved one to your hearing evaluation with you. Hearing loss affects more than just the patient, and we’re happy to answer any questions that you or your family may have. Having support from a friend, partner, or family member can also be helpful as you choose the best treatment option for your needs.
A comprehensive visit at Spectrum Hearing Clinic typically takes between 30 and 60 minutes.
We start by checking the inside of your ears to ensure they are clear and healthy. Any ear wax blockage or abnormalities could be contributing factors to your hearing impairment, so it’s helpful for our professionals to rule out these possibilities before beginning your hearing test.
We’re proud to offer our patients the latest technology for your hearing test at Spectrum Hearing Clinic. We’ll ask you to put on a pair of specialized headphones and we will play a variety of sounds that range in frequency and volume. By indicating each time, you hear a sound emitted, it allows us to better understand which tones you can clearly hear and which ones you cannot. Since hearing loss presents itself in a variety of ways, this information will paint an overall picture of the best types of treatment for your specific needs.
After completing a series of tests, our professionals will sit down with you and discuss your results. You can feel confident that each element of your hearing loss will be explained in detail, as your understanding of this information will largely impact the hearing loss treatment plan that you select. Details including the type and degree of your hearing loss will be clearly explained and you’ll have an idea of how often you may be missing the sounds around you.
Our job is to inform and guide you but never to make a choice for you. Meeting your individual needs and priorities is our mission at Spectrum Hearing Clinic and it’s why we take the time to get to know you and your hearing concerns.
Wearing hearing aids can sometimes come with a bit of a learning curve, but it’s our goal at Spectrum Hearing Clinic to provide support every step of the way.
Others jump right in and want to wear their devices full-time in order to get the most out of their new purchase. No matter which option feels right for you, the team at Spectrum Hearing Clinic will always be here to answer your questions. You may find that in certain situations you aren’t hearing quite as well as you would like, and it’s important for you to let us know so that we can fine-tune your devices accordingly.