Your Free Hearing Test: What to Expect
NewSound gladly offers free hearing tests*. Here’s what you can expect during your appointment.
When you arrive at NewSound, our Patient Care Coordinator will greet you and provide you with a survey to complete concerning your medical history.
Your audiologist or hearing aid specialist will then perform a thorough hearing test, which includes the following:
We will inspect your ear canal with our video ear camera. You can watch the TV screen and we will explain what you’re seeing while we perform a complete visual evaluation of your ear canal and ear drum. We will help identify if your ear canal is being blocked by wax or another obtrusive element that can be affecting your hearing.
Familiar Voice Test
Bring your spouse or a loved one with you to your appointment, and we’ll check your hearing and understanding using a tested and proven method employing his or her voice.
Speech Understanding Assessment
We will test to see how well you are hearing conversational speech in each of the four frequency ranges. Any areas of difficulty in speech understanding will be detected.
According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, adults should have a hearing screening at least every decade through age 50 and at three-year intervals thereafter. A baseline audiogram shows which sounds you’re hearing and which sounds you’re not.
Should hearing aids be required, your audiologist or specialist will discuss your lifestyle, cosmetic concerns and budget needs to determine the best solution for you. NewSound Hearing Aids are custom-programmed to match your hearing loss, much like eyeglasses have a custom prescription to match your vision. Your audiologist will custom-program a pair of hearing aids for you to try in the office. You can hear the difference for yourself!
*Hearing tests are always free. Not a medical exam. Audiometric test to determine proper amplification needs only.