Your care at Hearing Aid Consultants of North Mississippi begins with hearing examinations to determine if you have hearing loss. These tests are pain-free and enable the audiologist to collect information about your hearing in real time.
Your first step toward a better hearing journey is with an audiologic evaluation. An audiologic evaluation is actually a series of tests that determine the type and degree of hearing loss you have. The type and degree of hearing loss will determine the style of hearing aid that you may be able to benefit from.
Audiologists use a handful of tests during an audiologic evaluation. These tests include pure-tone tests, speech tests, middle ear tests and more.
Speech and pure-tone tests: During the speech and pure-tone tests, your audiologist will ask you to wear headphones. During the exam, sounds or speech will be played through the headphones at varying pitches and volumes. You will be asked to respond to the stimulus by raising your hand.
How to prepare
Preparing for your audiologic evaluation is simple – don’t worry, you won’t have to study. To prepare for your evaluation, please:
- Write down your current symptoms
- Write down or bring a list of current medications
- Bring your medical history
- Consider bringing a friend or family member
- Think if you’ve been exposed to any loud noises or have had ear infections in the last year
Industrial hearing screenings
Hearing loss can occur due to age, but more often it occurs as a result of exposure to long exposure to loud noises. When this occurs in the workplace, the noise can actually be classified as a hazard. Industries and workplaces where noise can cause long term damage include:
- Manufacturing sites
- Construction sites
At Hearing Aid Consultants of North Mississippi, we want to help organizations and companies make sure they’re compliant with regulations established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). These regulations state that employees who are exposed to a time-weighted average of 85 decibels be part of a hearing conservation program, which includes hearing testing and employee training. Failure to keep employees safe can result in major fines and even lawsuits.
One call to Hearing Aid Consultants of North Mississippi will take care of your needs. Our screenings are staffed by our certified audiologists who will work closely with your management to ensure the utmost safety for your organization and safety. Call us today to schedule your employees for a screening.