Hearing Depot

Hearing Testing

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Is It Time to Get a Hearing Test?

It’s never a bad idea to get your hearing checked even if you don’t think you’re having any problems hearing.  A baseline assessment of your hearing can always be used as a comparison years from now when you think you might be having a problem.  But, how do you know if you might be having a problem today? Here are a few signs that it might be time.

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Do you use the phrases, “excuse me”, “can you repeat that”, or “what did you say” several times a day?

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Do you plan your nights out based on how loud it might be at your destination?

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Do you avoid large family dinners because they're too noisy?

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Do you & your significant other argue over what he/she told you?

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Do others complain the TV is too loud?

What Happens During a Hearing Test

A hearing test is a painless procedure designed to provide us with information about the status of well…your ability to hear.  The following are a few of the procedures that might occur during the course of a hearing test.  It is quite possible that not all of these procedures will be done when you come for your visit.  We treat every patient as an individual and as such we will tailor your visit to meet your needs.

Otoscopic Examination

An evaluation of the outer ear and ear canal using an instrument called an otoscope will follow the history taking.  This step is typical during just about every new patient visit. We’re looking for abnormalities and dysfunction of the outer ear and ear canal.

Pure Tone Testing

Sound will be delivered via headphones either placed over your ears or insert (a soft disposal tip is used) just into your ear canal.  You will hear a series of beeps or tones.  This test will give us an idea of your threshold (the softest sound you can hear) levels for different frequencies (pitches).

Speech Discrimination Testing

Since it’s important to determine how well you’re able to understand the spoken word we administer speech tests.  The speech discrimination test is administered at a level that is comfortable for you.  You will hear a series of words and be asked to repeat each word back, one at a time

Why Choose Us?

Our friendly and experienced audiologist and team are committed to providing individuals and families with comprehensive, personalized hearing care. We make it our mission to provide you with a different experience in hearing care. Patients who come to our office are often pleasantly surprised by the supportive, positive, comfortable, and relaxing atmosphere in our office.

Hearing Loss Statistics

  • 48 million Americans have a significant hearing loss
  • 1 out of 3 people over age 65 have some degree of hearing loss
  • 2 out of 3 people over 75 have a hearing loss
  • 14% of those ages 45-64 have some type of hearing loss

Loud Noise

Approximately 15 percent (26 million) of Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 have high-frequency hearing loss due to exposure to loud sounds or noise at work or in leisure activities.

Hearing Loss & Age

There is a strong relationship between age and reported hearing loss: 18 percent of American adults 45-64 years old, 30 percent of adults 65-74 years old, and 47 percent of adults 75 years old or older have a hearing loss.

Custom Tailored Care

Choosing any healthcare professional is one of the most important decisions you can make, and we hope to you decide to choose us. We pride ourselves on a being a very patient-centered practice. We always take the time to listen to you so we can better understand the day-to-day challenges you are facing as a result of hearing or balance difficulties.

We use this information to provide a plan that is custom tailored to meet each individual’s needs and expectations. We find that this is the best way to develop treatment goals and intervention strategies that are both relevant and achievable.

BRIGHTON OFFICE

455 E Grand River Ave.
Suite 204A
Brighton, MI 48116

M-Th: 9am-4pm

YPSILANTI OFFICE

4025 Carpenter Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

M-F: 9am-5pm

GARDEN CITY OFFICE

2011 Middlebelt Rd

Garden City, MI 48135

M-F: 9am-5pm

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