It is recommended that you have your hearing screened at least once a year, especially if you are over the age of 40.
A hearing evaluation can often be completed in 3 Easy Steps in as little as 15 minutes
- You will be asked to wear a small set of foam earbuds placed gently in the ear canal.
- With your earbuds in place, you will be asked to quietly listen to a variety of soft tones at different frequencies.
- You will also be asked to repeat different words to assess your ear and brain’s ability to interpret speech.
Dr. Griffith may also evaluate the health of your eardrum and middle ear at this time to help determine if there are any medical issues of the ear that may be corrected.
Hearing Aid Fittings
At the hearing aid fitting, you will receive the hearing aids you selected and be trained on their use and function. Your new hearing aids will be programmed based on a prescription that is specific to your ear and hearing loss. Dr. Griffith may make adjustments after you try the hearing aids to make sure the settings and fit are ideal for you.
Before Dr. Griffith leaves the appointment, he will thoroughly counsel you on your hearing aids. This will include but is not limited to: cleaning, replacing hearing aid batteries, replacing hearing aid filters and domes, and adding program features and/or Bluetooth/FM accessories associated with your hearing aids. This training can and likely will be revisited for as long as you have your hearing aids. We want you to know how to care for your hearing aids to ensure that your hearing aids last as long as possible.
Accessible Hearing Aids offers:
Live Speech Mapping and Real Ear Measures – This is a fitting process that uses probe microphones and live real-time speech to allow the patient and their family members to immediately see and understand the benefits of hearing aids and fitting adjustments. Real-ear measures help verify that your hearing aids are accurately providing the amount of amplification that your ears require. This measure allows you and your Audiologist to see how much amplification your hearing aids are putting out and how much is required based on your hearing test results.
Custom Hearing protection – This is essential for people who work or play in loud noise or music. Custom earmolds are for perfect for musicians, hunters, swimmers, music enthusiasts, and persons making Bluetooth hands free cell phone calls.
Hearing Aid Battery Sales – We keep a supply of batteries for you to purchase either in individual packets or in bulk boxes. We can also go over tips for proper storage and activation of the batteries to ensure you can get the longest possible life out of each battery purchased.
Assistive Listening Devices – In some situations, assistive devices are the more appropriate, beneficial, and cost-effective option. Assistive listening devices can also be paired or partnered with hearing aids to improve the patient’s understanding in special or unique environments such as on the phone or listening to TV. In some cases, sound alert devices are beneficial and can provide a visual alert where an auditory signal may not be heard or recognized. Your Audiologist can help discuss your options for hearing aids and or assistive listening devices at your appointment.
Caption Call – This is a revolutionary phone for anyone with a diagnosed hearing loss. It can offer superb sound quality with amplification and customizable audio settings. Plus, it provides smooth-scrolling captions of what your callers say on a large, easy-to-read display screen to reinforce your hearing.! There is no out of pocket cost associated with Caption Call but there are a couple of requirements needed in the home to set up the phone.
Onsite hearing screenings – Do you have a group of 10 or more individuals that would like to have a hearing screening completed on-site at your office or meeting place? If so, let Dr. Griffith come to you.