What to Expect

What can you expect at your appointment? This is a question we often get. A hearing evaluation is a quick and painless procedure and absolutely necessary if you want to pursue hearing aids. You will listen to beeps or tones of various pitches. Each time you hear a beep, you will respond by pressing a button or raising your hand, even if the beep is very soft. The different beeps are at pitches that correspond to different types of speech sounds. We use beeps because they are standardized across clinics and work no matter what language you might speak.

 

 

Following this, you will listen to speech at soft, medium, and loud levels. While the beeps give a picture of how much you can hear, the speech test will help us understand how clearly you can hear. Most people with hearing loss have both a loss in loudness and a loss of clarity. It’s absolutely essential to consider both problems when pursuing hearing aids.

A hearing evaluation and hearing aid consultation will typically take a total of 60-90 minutes depending on what type of questions you have and how in-depth your case history may be. We would always rather spend a little more time with you to make sure you have all the information you need rather than cut corners and do a shorter appointment.

Choosing a professional to do your hearing evaluation is always a big decision. We would love to be the place you come to for all your hearing loss and hearing aid services. If you’re not able to come to us, click on the video below for what we consider to be the two most important questions you can ask when choosing an audiologist.

 

 

Questions to Ask During Your Appointment

Meet the Audiologist

Eric Frederick, Au.D.

Eric Frederick, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology

For more than 20 years, Dr. Eric Frederick has helped his patients make sure their hearing loss is not holding them back. He understands that untreated hearing loss has serious effects on one’s quality of life and has helped patients improve their hearing and ability to communicate with the people who are most important to them.

Contact us today for a hearing consultation.

919 NE 19th Ave
Suite 170N
Portland, OR 97232

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