Hearing Care Services - Pensacola FL
A hearing specialist maximizes hearing potential in one or both ears. The services provided by Hear For You Hearing Aid Center in Pensacola handle the most common problems afflicting young and old patients. It is important to get tested early and catch the early signs of hearing loss. But no matter the severity, issues related to hearing are handled in the most professional way possible.
A comprehensive intake form with be given to new patients, that way we can learn about you hearing health history. Age and past medical history determine the type of tests performed during the evaluation. To get the most accurate degree of hearing loss, the outer, middle and inner ears are tested. Speech, pure-tone and bone conduction are included in most evaluations. Other possible tests are auditory brainstem response, otoacoustic emissions screening and visual reinforcement and conditioned play audiometry.
Evaluation for Hearing Aids
A successful hearing aid evaluation starts with preparation and ends with a compatible treatment plan. Hearing aids are advanced digital devices that need to be comfortable, feature-rich and easy to use. The type of hearing loss diagnosed will help decide which model of hearing aid is the most effective. Hear For You Hearing Aid Center keeps up to date with the latest advances in digital hearing aid technology and will be able to offer you a wide range of hearing aid treatment options.
Hearing Aid Dispensing and Fitting
During this meeting, one of our hearing specialists will make final adjustments to the chosen hearing devices. Live speech mapping is the process used to finalize the settings. The entire fitting can be overwhelming, so bringing a friend or family member is recommended. Information about maintenance, features and future checkups are all discussed during this meeting. You will be given all of the information and instruction to make the process of hearing again easy and simple.
Hearing Aid Repair and Maintenance
When hearing aids get damaged, they can usually be repaired at home. Regular cleanings will prevent the most common occurrences of hearing device malfunction. When the damage is serious, users can use the onsite repair services provided by Hear For You offices. Anything that can’t be repaired onsite is sent off to the manufacturer for a full repair or replacement. All new hearing aids from our top manufacturers come standard with either a 2 or 3 year warranty.
Live Speech Mapping
The initial programming of a hearing aid is done by the manufacturer of the product. They use the information provided by the initial hearing evaluation. During the hearing aid selection and fitting process, live speech mapping is used to fine-tune these program settings. It is a modern technology that lets the hearing specialist see what the patient hears in real-time.
Treatment that once was considered difficult to accurately provide is now available for individuals with tinnitus. The most commonly recommended treatment for tinnitus is hearing aids equipped with masking features. These features are designed to help you override the tinnitus sounds. Another form of treatment used in tandem with others is tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT), which teaches your brain to ignore the sounds. Modern hearing aid technology allows wearers the ability to control the tinnitus masking directly from their smartphone. For times you do not wear hearing aids, sound machines can help stave off the noises associated with tinnitus.