An Arizona Hearing Specialist Can Help You Conquer Your Hearing Problems

Types of Hearing Tests

Certified Hearing Specialists in Arizona

Hearing problems that gradually develop over time, from excessive noise, old age, and medical issues, can compromise your ability to engage in your daily activities. When this happens you may be left in a state of denial or feel isolated. Your hearing might not be quite the same, but that doesn’t mean that there is nothing you can do to improve the situation. Armed with the right expertise and tools, an Arizona audiologist can evaluate and diagnose the root of the problem and tailor a solution that will help keep your hearing and understanding intact.

Hearing Test Evaluation

The first step of the process in the hearing aid services involves a hearing evaluation. An interview will be conducted to help determine how you are experiencing your hearing loss and what the cause might be. Typical questions include:

  • How many words do you miss in a spoken sentence?
  • How often do you ask others to repeat themselves?
  • Do people appear to mumble or speak in a softer voice than before?
  • Do you have to adjust the volume on your radio or TV regularly?
  • What are the difficulties you experience when following discussions?
  • What environments might be most difficult?
  • What are the difficulties you experience when following discussions?

This series of questions precisely determines the extent of your hearing problem in both ears. The audiologist will also conduct a speech evaluation for how well you hear and understand a conversation. Both an audiometric pure tone evaluation will be conducted to measure different frequencies, as well as an immittance ear evaluation to measure how your eardrum reacts to fluctuating degrees of air pressure. The audiologist will then evaluate each case based on the results of the test and your interview. If the audiologist is convinced that your answers point to the need for hearing aids, there are a variety of options at your disposal. Hearing aids are small devices which may be inserted in the ear or worn behind the ear to help achieve better hearing by intelligently amplifying and directing sound towards the inner ear.

Selecting the Best Hearing Aid for You

There are a few factors for consideration when choosing the appropriate hearing aid that will best meet the needs of the patient. The sound quality of different hearing aids varies depending on how they process sound and the patient needs to be comfortable with how a particular hearing aid operates. Some hearing aids are better than others; the most critical factor is to appropriately select hearing aids that suit the patient’s needs. Another factor to look into is the style of hearing aid.

Open fit hearing aids fit neatly behind the ear and are meant to help individuals with the most common hearing type – difficulty hearing high frequencies which provide clarity to our everyday conversations. People with severe hearing problems mostly use more powerful behind-the-ear hearing aids. These two types of hearing aids are the most common because they are the most flexible in accommodating greater varieties of hearing loss. An audiologist will guide you through the entire process to ensure you fully comprehend the opportunities available to you in the fight for your hearing. The audiologist will also make the necessary adjustments to the settings of the device so you can have a comfortable level of hearing without discomfort from collateral noise. Digital hearing devices come in different levels, from basic, standard, advanced to premium levels. As the level increases so do the availability of advanced technology and features. Today’s hearing aids are considered innovative, sleek, and compact, offering solutions to a wide range of clients.

Find a Better Hearing Solution Today

With Metro Hearing, you get unparalleled service and experience. We believe that our job isn’t finished until there are significant improvements in the quality of hearing and life for our patients. Our seasoned hearing specialists are highly educated and qualified to assess your hearing problems accurately. We bring the best possible hearing care and personalized attention to finding the ideal hearing aids that optimally fit your individual needs, budget, and lifestyle. Combined with your commitment to saving your hearing and the right tips, tests, and hearing devices you’ll be on the right track to regaining your normal life minus the hearing problems.

We are certified to recommend digital hearing aid brands from all of the leading manufacturers, including Oticon, Phonak, Widex, Siemens, and Resound. This ensures our patients get the appropriate devices for their unique situation. With the advances in today’s hearing aid device technology there’s no longer a reason to struggle with your hearing as there is a solution for everyone. To take charge of your hearing care and learn more about how the hearing specialists at Metro Hearing can help you, contact us today at (602) 639-4064.