EVALUATION TO SELECT THE MOST APPROPRIATE HEARING AID FOR YOUR LOSS
Hearing aids are like medicine: You must prescribe the appropriate hearing aid(s) to treat each individual's unique loss. Each manufacturer treats and amplifies sound differently.
During the hearing aid evaluation, we pre-test to gain insight into the most appropriate treatment of sound (algorithm) for each person. We then program 2-3 sets of hearing aids for the individual, and test them with sentence stimuli presented in noise.
When we find a set of aids that give us statistically significant better results, we will give you a prescription for that aid. You can obtain it from us, or you can purchase it elsewhere if you choose.
FITTING THE AID
If you choose to purchase the aids from us, we order those aids, and then send the individual home for one week to test the aids subjectively. If they find subjective satisfaction with the aids (and our objective test results were acceptable), we continue with followup appointments. If the aids were not satisfactory, we either modify them or return them and continue evaluation. If the aids are purchased from us, the cost of the evaluation is deducted from the price of the aids.
Evaluation and Fitting of Hearing Aids
We have accounts with all of the major manufacturers. Without a wide selection of algorithms from which to choose, we might miss the hearing aid that is best for your loss.