What happens during a hearing test? I am nervous about having my first test next week.

Question: What happens during a hearing test? I am nervous about having my first test next week. Answer: There is really no reason to be nervous. From the moment you enter our office, our focus is on you, your comfort, and your well-being. Respectful of your time, our doctors call you back as quickly as […]

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What is the best way to communicate my concerns to my doctor? I often feel she doesn’t understand me.

Question: What is the best way to communicate my concerns to my doctor? I often feel she doesn’t understand me. Answer: Communication during doctor appointments is a critical component of quality health care. Daily notes and diaries can help clarify what is needed. Patient satisfaction and quality of care is also supported by office staff […]

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What should I expect from the testing procedure?

Question: What should I expect from the testing procedure? Answer: Initially, the interview process allows the doctor of audiology to gather medical history and make connections to present hearing involvement. Ear-related symptoms are reviewed and family history is studied. Specific listening environments are discussed to establish areas of hearing difficulty. The everyday lifestyle of the […]

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Why do some places provide a free hearing test and other places charge for testing?

Question: Why do some places provide a free hearing test and other places charge for testing? Answer: If a doctor of audiology files insurance as a courtesy for patients, then the insurance contract requires that all patients be charged and billed equally. Even if a patient has no insurance, they must still be charged for […]

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