Informed Decision-Making Starts With A Hearing Test
Determining whether or not hearing aids can help you hear a clearer world starts with a hearing test. Knowing the results of those tests gives you the power to make the decision that’s right for you.
Why Have Your Hearing Tested?
Untreated hearing loss can damage your physical health, emotional well-being and professional success. Studies have shown it:
- Increases your risk of cognitive decline
- Increases feelings of depression, anger and anxiety
- Makes concentrating and storing new information difficult
- Increases physical injuries, specifically falls
- Reduces job performance
Comprehensive Assessment of Hearing
Our assessment of hearing is designed to identify disorders that may interfere with the ability to communicate on a daily basis and can ultimately decrease one’s quality of life. The test battery aims to measure the degree and type of hearing loss. It includes audiometry and immittance testing for adults and a pediatric-specific test battery when appropriate.
What Does an Audiologist Measure?
- How your ears respond to loud sounds
- The quietest sound you can hear at different pitches
- How well you can hear speech
- The movement capacity of your eardrum
- What type of hearing loss you have
Guiding Your Next Steps
Your results determine what options we’ll recommend. We take the time to explain the results and answer every question along the way. We’re here to support you no matter what path you choose to take after your diagnosis.
Hearing aids may be the most common treatment option, but their technology, style, and convenience are unique to each model. If hearing aids are right for you, we’ll work with you to determine which models best meet your needs, fit them, and provide ongoing support to help you adjust to a whole new way of hearing the world.
Call North Shore Audio-Vestibular Lab at (847) 432-5555 for more information or to schedule an appointment.