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Beltone Hearing Aid Center

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Beltone Hearing Aid Dispensers in Utah (UT)

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Bountiful Draper Salt Lake City

Utah

At Beltone Hearing Aid Centers, our priority is helping individuals care for and take charge of their hearing health. Most adults who have hearing loss are experiencing what is known as Sensorineural Hearing Loss. This type of hearing loss can typically be treated with hearing aids. Many people do not think of having their hearing checked because they feel their hearing is fine. However, hearing loss is usually a very gradual process and can go unnoticed for years before treatment is finally sought. Diagnosing hearing loss at its earliest stages can help prevent further damage to hearing as well as to one's relationships and self–esteem.

Understanding what is involved when you visit one of our Beltone Hearing Aid Centers can help alleviate any stress that may prevent people from scheduling a hearing test in the first place. If you feel you may have hearing loss, we encourage you to browse through our website for helpful information and advice about all aspects of hearing health and prevention. All Beltone Hearing Aid Centers strive to create a personal, relaxed and caring environment for every patient.

Your first visit to a Beltone office will typically begin with your Hearing Care Practitioner asking you questions relating to your overall health as well as your hearing history. Some of the questions you may be asked can include:

  • Did you suffer from ear infections as a child?
  • Have you been exposed to chronic loud noise in your personal or professional life?
  • Is there a history of hearing loss in your family?
  • Do you find it more difficult to hear the voices or young children or women?
  • Do you experience ringing in your ears?
  • Do you find it challenging to hear in noisy environments or when sound is coming from behind you?
  • If you are currently experiencing hearing loss, has it been gradual or sudden?

Your Hearing Care Practitioner will also want to know if you are taking any medication, as many prescription and over–the–counter drugs can be harmful to your hearing. It is also important that during this phase of your hearing assessment, you bring up any concerns or questions you may have regarding your hearing. Following this, a simple screening will be performed to determine if you do, in fact, have hearing loss. If a loss of hearing is indicated, your Hearing Care Practitioner will conduct a series of tests to determine the type and severity of the loss you have. These will include:

Visual Examination – this is done to spot things like wax or fluid build-up, infection, punctured eardrums, etc. Air Conduction Test – Wearing a set of earphones, you will be asked to listen to a series of tones in different frequencies to determine what sounds you are able to hear and which ones you might be missing. Bone Conduction Test – Again wearing earphones, certain tones are sent to a device that is placed behind your ears to determine the ability of your inner ear to hear sounds without interference from the outer or middle ear. Speech Test – This test will determine not only how well you are able to hear speech, but whether or not you are able to understand what is being said.

Such “all–inclusive” hearing evaluations are absolutely necessary in order to determine the type and severity of hearing loss present. The informs the types of hearing aids appropriate for your particular needs and lifestyle. If you suspect that you, or someone close to you, is suffering from hearing loss, we would encourage you to contact one of our Beltone Hearing Aid Centers to schedule your free, comprehensive hearing evaluation.