Associated Hearing Professionals are dedicated to helping you move beyond the frustrations of hearing loss. Our hearing services can help you to experience life with clearer and more comfortable hearing.
Our Hearing Services
Whether you are just entering pre-school, enjoying your golden years, or somewhere in between, it’s important to have your hearing examined at least once every year. Because hearing loss can sneak up on you, you may not be aware of any issues until they become severe. Once we make an evaluation, we can recommend proper services and treatment options.
Our services include:
- Hearing tests
- Hearing aid evaluations
- Earmolds and communication devices
- Assisted listening devices
Comprehensive Hearing Tests
We offer comprehensive hearing tests for patients ages four and up. Our hearing tests, which are administered by our skilled audiologists, are quick, painless, and non-invasive. Before we begin the testing process, we will conduct a thorough case history. This will allow us to gain a better insight into the causes of your hearing loss and determine which tests should be performed.
The Testing Process
Following the case history, our audiologist will examine your ear canals and eardrums with a special light called an otoscope. Next, we will use a sound-treated test booth to measure the levels of hearing in each of your ears.
During this test, you will wear a pair of foam inserts or headphones. You will hear tones of different pitches, along with speech signals. You will then be asked to respond to the signals by either pushing a button, raising your hand, or, in the case of speech signals, repeating what you heard. By responding to the lowest levels that your ears can detect, we will be able to determine your hearing threshold. Thresholds for each pitch and ear are plotted on a graph called an audiogram.
Further tests may also be conducted during the process, such as your ability to understand words or sentences at different volume levels. Following the tests, the audiologist will discuss your results with you and may provide further recommendations.
Hearing Aid Evaluation
If you believe that you may need a hearing aid, you first need to go through a hearing aid evaluation. Results from the comprehensive test can also help us to determine your need for a hearing aid. We will help you choose the device that best fits your degree of hearing loss, personal style, lifestyle, and budget.
Earmolds and Communication Devices
Whether you are a musician or an industrial worker, prolonged exposure to loud noises can severely damage your hearing in the long run. Fortunately, these issues can be prevented with the help of earmolds and other communication devices. Although over-the-counter earplugs are often used, custom earmolds provide an even greater level of protection.
Assisted Listening Devices
We also offer assisted listening devices that are designed to amplify sounds. These devices can help to amplify sounds coming from televisions, telephones, special alarms, and more.
Whether you’re experiencing the effects of hearing loss or not experiencing any difficulty at all, it’s always a good idea to have a baseline hearing test. Contact Associated Hearing Professionals today and schedule your appointment. You can reach our St. Louis location at 314-725-2686 and our Chesterfield location at 636-778-9232.