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A&E Audiology & Hearing Aid Center is committed to the highest standard in hearing care. In order to receive the best hearing care, your hearing doctor must be able to correctly diagnose your hearing loss. When you visit one of our Lancaster, Lititz or Willow Street, PA, hearing centers, we begin your journey to improved hearing with a comprehensive, real-world hearing screening. This FREE initial diagnosis helps to provide a complete picture of your unique hearing profile.
When you visit one of our Lancaster, Lititz or Willow Street, PA, hearing centers, your audiologist (hearing doctor) will conduct a thorough assessment of your hearing. Our diagnostic technology includes Pure Tone Testing where tones and pitches are played at varying volumes separately in each ear. You will be instructed to either raise your hand or push a button when you hear a sound. The tones and pitches increase in volume until you can hear them.
The American Academy of Audiology recommends everyone obtain a screening by the age of 50 in order to rule out any potential problems that will be more difficult to correct in later years. Early identification and early treatment is the gold standard for improving outcomes.
A hearing screening typically plays a sound at different volumes and asks you whether you can hear it or not. However, this doesn’t provide a complete picture of how you hear. It tells us even less about the best way for us to help you.
A real-world hearing test, on the other hand, gathers information about far more than what you hear. It also considers how you hear and why you hear the way that you do. We perform the following tests to determine each patient’s unique hearing situation.
Bone Conduction Testing – A bone conduction test presents pure tones and is performed by placing a headband around your head and an oscillator behind your ear. The oscillator vibrates and sends the pure-tone sound directly into your cochlea, bypassing the outer and middle ear. This test is important in helping to determine if there is a problem with your outer ear, such as your ear canal, or your middle ear, such as your eardrum or the bones of your middle ear.
Video Otoscopy – This is an examination of the outer ear, or “external auditory canal,” using an otoscope. This allows our team to see what’s happening in the ear canal and if there is a buildup of cerumen (ear wax), skin cells, or other issues that are impacting your hearing.
Speech Testing – This test measures how well you hear and understand ordinary conversation. You will be asked to listen to and repeat spoken words at varying volumes to determine your speech reception threshold.
During your initial hearing screening, we will want to know about your history of noise exposure, medical history, other health factors, and family history. We’ll also want to know what type of social environments are you most often in, how you are doing in different hearing situations, and how you are dealing with hearing issues in your life. As your appointment approaches, it’s a good idea to starting thinking about these questions.
We recommend you bring a spouse or family member to the screening as they can give important feedback on your hearing difficulties. This information is helpful in developing the best solution for your unique hearing needs.
Our team will also provide you with ample educational resources so you can fully understand your results and available rehabilitation options. Additionally, we will make sure all of your questions are thoroughly answered about our office, our flexible payment options, and anything else that you would like to know about us – we are here for you!
Come experience A&E Audiology & Hearing Aid Center! You will see for yourself that our Lancaster, Lititz and Willow Street, PA, hearing centers provide 5-star hearing screenings in Lancaster, Rohrerstown, West Township, Millersville, Mountville, Central Manor, Landisville, Silver Springs, Lancaster City, Mt Joy, Marietta, Lititz, Neffsville, East Petersburg, Manheim, Rothsville, Akron, Ephrata, Brownstown, Leola, Willow Street, New Danville, New Providence, Strasburg, Buck, Quarryville, Conestoga, Rawlinsville, Georgetown and Christiana, PA.