What To Expect At Your First Visit

A Guide to Hearing Aid Consultations

During a hearing aid consultation, we’ll evaluate your hearing and help determine the best possible hearing aid solution for you. Learn more about what to expect during a hearing aid consultation at Sierra Nevada Hearing Aid Center.

What is a Hearing Aid Consultation?

A hearing aid consultation is an assessment of your hearing ability and an evaluation of the best ways to manage your hearing problem. Most of the hearing loss we encounter is NOT caused by an active medical problem, but rather by a natural loss of sensitivity in the inner ear. Often referred to as nerve damage, this type of hearing loss and the associated loss of sound clarity, can be greatly improved with the use of the right hearing aids. During a hearing aid consultation, we’ll walk through questions about your hearing, your lifestyle, and desired hearing outcomes.

What to Expect During a Hearing Aid Evaluation

After arriving at Sierra Nevada Hearing Aid Center, our professional staff will welcome you for your consultation. During the session, our audiology team will carry out screening tests and evaluate your hearing. We will discuss your lifestyle, health and hearing history and test results with you.

Following the hearing evaluation, Dr. Dean will ask specific questions to further determine your specific areas of hearing difficulty. We relate these answers to the hearing aid style and technology that would most benefit your unique listening needs.

You and Dr. Dean will together determine the best possible hearing aid for you, factoring in your unique listening needs, preferences, budget, and lifestyle. You will also be counseled about realistic outcomes of wearing hearing aids during your trial period.

What to Bring

After booking your consultation, you may be wondering what to bring to your appointment. We recommend bringing questions to your consultation so our audiology team can help you best understand what to expect with your hearing aids. It’s also helpful to bring someone with you to your appointment to help you fully address your hearing loss needs.

How to Book a Consultation

To book a hearing aid consultation at Sierra Nevada Hearing Aid Center, please give us a call to schedule an appointment at one of our three locations.

Hearing evaluations are the first step toward hearing well.