We believe that hearing care should be part of an overall wellness plan and that every adult should have a baseline hearing test at least once as part of an annual physical.
A baseline test is quick and completely painless. After we check your ears for wax or other foreign objects, you are placed in a sound booth and you will listen to a series of beeping tones. We will establish your baseline when you respond to the beeping tones consistently at the same level. These results will then become your baseline test, so that later, if you do suffer a hearing loss, you can compare your loss to your baseline and seek the appropriate treatment. Call us to schedule this important part of your overall wellness program and take the results with you, or keep them stored in our computer for comparison, later. Upon request, we are happy to forward your results to your GP for you.
At Treasure Valley Hearing & Balance, you will experience a relaxed atmosphere as we assess your hearing. The entire visit often takes less time than getting your eyes checked. We will determine your degree of hearing loss, which type it is and identify areas of weakness and options for treatment.
We recommend that you bring a loved one to this appointment. Someone you spend a lot of time with and who knows you well. Not only do we ask for their perspective on your hearing, we will use your loved one's voice during the testing. Because we are giving you a great deal of information, it also helps to have that extra set of ears there so you don't miss anything!
We break the appointment into a four-part process:
The Assessment: Your appointment will start with an assessment and conversation that addresses your concerns and medical history. How you hear is as unique as a fingerprint. No two people hear the same and no two people are affected the same when they aren't hearing as well as they would like. What matters to us is how your hearing is affecting you and your loved ones.
We will likely ask you: