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, and is much less invasive than a visit to the dentist. After your first appointment, you will learn there is nothing to fear - the process is completely pain-free. We can determine your degree of hearing loss, which type it is and identify areas of weakness and options for treatment.
We recommend you bring a loved one to this appointment. You spend the most time with this person and therefore need to hear them well. We will have them speak to you in the test and we will determine how well you hear them. If you don't have a family member that can attend, bring a trusting friend with you.
The appointment will start with a conversation that addresses your concerns and medical history. Then our hearing care professionals will inspect your ears, check for earwax (also known as cerumen) and for any foreign objects. These might be blocking your ear canals, which may lead to conductive hearing loss. We will also look for damage to your eardrum(s), infection or other abnormalities. If necessary, we will refer you to a medical doctor.
We will likely ask you: