Hearing loss is a common problem that affects people of all ages. In fact, an estimated 10% of the American population suffers from hearing loss, and 1 out of every 3 adults over age 65 has enough hearing loss to warrant amplification.
At Cedar Rapids Hearing Center, we provide a complete audiological evaluation using the latest diagnostic equipment available. We’re experts at identifying hearing conditions and their causes, and are committed to finding the best solutions for every patient. Our goal is always your complete satisfaction and optimal hearing health.
Audiologists are the only health professionals certified to perform diagnostic hearing tests due to their extensive training on the nuances of hearing impairment. At our office, you’ll receive a comprehensive hearing evaluation to determine the source of your hearing difficulties and to identify the best personalized solution available.
What to Expect
We begin the hearing evaluation by reviewing your medical history and learning about your lifestyle and specific hearing needs. Your audiologist will then examine your ear to look for any visible signs of obstruction or injury.
Your hearing will then be evaluated using a complete battery of audiometric tests. We will begin by finding the softest sounds you can hear across the range of speech frequencies. You will then be asked to repeat lists of words at a comfortable listening level. Repeating these words helps us determine your ability to not only hear speech, but UNDERSTAND speech. Finally, we will simulate real-life environments to test your ability to hear in background noise.
When testing is complete, we review your results in detail. Our audiologists are known for taking the time to thoroughly explain what your ear exam and hearing tests reveal about your hearing health. If your hearing evaluation reveals that you’re a candidate for amplification, we’ll thoroughly explain and discuss all appropriate options. If you do end up purchasing your hearing aids through us, the cost of your hearing evaluation is waived.
With over 40 years of experience, our doctors have a wealth of expertise to share, and you’ll never feel rushed as they answer all of your questions. Our goal is to educate and empower our patients to make the best choice for their hearing needs.