Your hearing test is just like an eye test or a blood test. You can’t pass or fail. Watch the video below to learn more about your first visit to Parker Hearing Institute.
The test is an assessment of our hearing professional makes of your hearing, nothing more.
Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations
You will be greeted by our front desk and asked to fill out several forms, including those that record your personal information, medical history, and insurance verification. To save time, you may download these patient info forms right here on our site (click here), print out at home and bring the forms to your first appointment.
You meet our hearing professional, and he or she will ask you some “lifestyle” questions that are designed to discover the specific types of environments in which you may be experiencing hearing loss and hearing problems.
We may look into your ears by using an otoscope. This instrument is used to see the ear canal and the eardrum and whether or not there is earwax obstructing the canal. We can do this by video, and you can SEE your ear canal .
If you fail the preliminary hearing screening (FREE for a limited time) involving conversational-volume speech, you will be asked if you want a comprehensive diagnostic hearing test in our state-of-the-art dead-quiet rooms.
You will wear studio-quality (flat) headphones, and you’ll see your hearing professional through triple-paned glass. Our computers will feed you quiet tones (frequencies) in each ear, and you will acknowledge when you hear them by raising the correct hand.
Don’t attempt to fool us, we have friendly techniques to keep you honest. We then use specific speech at different volumes to hone in on your hearing challenges. During this comprehensive test we create an audiogram of your SPECIFIC hearing.
Your “Test” Results
The audiogram reflects your hearing loss in frequencies and decibels. It is a map of your specific hearing health. You will be shown the type, pattern, and degree of hearing loss, as well as the amount of normal conversational speech that you are still able to hear.
The next step is to consider treatment solutions. We have a consult/conversation. You can count on us to take the time necessary to understand your concerns so that we can provide you with everything you need to make an informed personal decision. This is where Parker Hearing Institute shines. We pride ourselves on our caring, empathetic hearing care. We have treated more than 40,000 customers with this renowned care.
Should hearing aids be indicated by your audiogram, we are a very GOOD source to purchase the devices from. We have longstanding relationships with the six major hearing aid manufacturers. We are a beta test site for them because of our history and the fact we treated over 40,000 customers. We suggest new circuits, we test new models in the real world, we get valuable feedback which we relay to the manufacturers research labs. This will interest you: we get the BEST prices on their high tech models, and we pass that savings onto you. These days, we’re talking thousands of dollars in discounts just by buying through us. We can even finance your new aids interest-free. It pays to be with the established experts!
Discover how much sound you’ve been missing…and how much more you could be hearing. If we can help you, we will help you rejoin the conversations and the life you once had. We are the premier audiology practice in Southern California!