If you suspect that you or a loved one are experiencing hearing loss and might benefit from a hearing aid, it is time to schedule a hearing evaluation with Hearing & Balance Services of Reston. During this appointment, the audiologist will ask questions to determine the extent to which hearing loss may be impacting your life and the lives of those around you. In addition, the audiologist will ask a few questions about your health and the medications and supplements you are taking.
Hearing test results
The audiologist will perform a complete diagnostic audiologic evaluation to assess your ability to hear. The audiologist will then interpret the results for you and explain what sounds you are missing, your degree of hearing loss and the type of hearing loss you have. These hearing tests are used by the audiologist to recommend treatment, which may include wearing hearing aids.
Hearing aid recommendation
If you are diagnosed with permanent hearing loss, wearing hearing aids may improve your quality of life. The audiologist will explain how hearing aids can help you hear the sounds you are missing.
This is your opportunity to see and feel the different styles of hearing aids and ask questions of the audiologist. The audiologist will recommend the hearing technology that best fits your hearing needs and lifestyle. You’ll be matched with technology based on your degree of hearing loss, lifestyle, and insurance coverage. You’ll be asked about your daily activities, hobbies, and professional life. The answers to these questions assist in the hearing aid recommendation.
The final choice is up to you, but the audiologist at Hearing & Balance Services of Reston will work with you to ensure the technology you purchase is the technology that will serve you best.
If you order custom in-the-ear hearing aids (ITE) or behind-the-ear hearing aids (BTE) that utilize an earmold, the audiologist will take impressions of your ears. This only takes a few minutes and is painless.
Your hearing aids will be ordered from the manufacturer and should arrive in about a couple weeks. Once they are ready, you’ll return for a fitting and adjustment appointment.