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What to expect during your hearing assessment

You might be wondering what takes place during a hearing assessment when you visit us at our office, such as what types of assessments you'll take and what you can expect to learn.

Our brief guide will provide you with a step-by-step overview so that you can be prepared for your appointment.

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5 steps for your hearing assessment

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2 minutes
1. Congratulations! You've booked your hearing assessment
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20 minutes
2. Discuss hearing concerns, medical history and lifestyle factors
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5 minutes
3. Physical ear examination
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20 minutes
4. Comprehensive hearing assessment
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15 minutes
5. Go over your results and recommended solutions

What to expect when visiting a hearing center to get a hearing assessment

In this short film you can see what happens during your visit to one of our hearing centers.

Our goal is to help you hear better

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What happens at a hearing test?


Here is a look at what happens at a hearing test with HearingLife.




What happens at a hearing test


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Our hearing professional will sit down with you to discuss your hearing concerns, Medical history and Lifestyle


Our hearing professional will discuss

Concerns History Lifestyle


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This is followed by a physical ear exam. Your ears will be checked for ear wax and other irregularities.

Physical ear exam


Ear wax

Other irregularities


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You will be placed in a sound booth, where you will complete a series of tone, speech and word tests



Sounds booth


Tone, Speech & word tests


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HearingLife goes above and beyond a baseline Hearing test by relying on the following pillars

Baseline Hearing Test

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Audiological, cognitive, psychological and subjective nuances


That’s it.



Audiological, cognitive, psychological, subjective nuances



Upon completion of your hearing test, you will get same day result

Same day result


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If you have no hearing loss, great!


We recommend you test your hearing once annually if you are over 60


No hearing loss?



We recommend you test your hearing once annually if you are over 60


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If a hearing loss is detected, your hearing professional will provide you a customized hearing solution

Hearing loss detected?


We’ll provide a customized hearing solution


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A hearing test is easy and takes about 30 minutes to complete

A hearing test is easy and takes about 30 minutes to complete


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Tip from an audiologist:

Bring a close friend or family member to your first appointment

It is generally very helpful to bring a person with a familiar voice to your hearing assessment. It helps the hearing care expert to see how well you understand the words spoken by a close friend or loved one. This helps your hearing care expert understand how well you hear everyday speech.

In addition, it can help to have a friendly face and calming voice at your first appointment. You’ll typically get more out of your visit if someone close to you can share the experience. Plus, your loved one will have a better understanding of some of the challenges involved with your hearing loss and can help to articulate some of the challenges that you might not be aware of.

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What happens at your first hearing assessment?

Your ability to live a full and satisfying life is our top priority. Healthy hearing is essential to having a good quality of life. Our hearing care experts will deliver personalized hearing care to help you realize your full hearing potential. Learn more about the 5 steps for your hearing assessment.

1. Congratulations! You’ve booked your hearing assessment.

You’ve just taken the most important step to better hearing.
Your assessment is booked, and you are on your journey to better hearing.

2 minutes

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2. Discuss hearing concerns, medical history, and lifestyle factors

Our hearing care experts will take the time to get to know you. Together with your hearing care expert you will discuss your hearing challenges, hearing needs and medical history to date. A series of hearing assessments will be conducted - none of which will cause any form of discomfort.

20 minutes

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3. Physical ear examination

Next, we will examine your ears and check for earwax and any foreign objects which could be blocking your ear canals. We will also look for damage to your eardrum(s), infections, and other abnormalities. This portion of the exam will help the hearing care expert understand if there are any medical explanations for your hearing loss.

5 minutes

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4. Comprehensive hearing assessment

The hearing assessment is simple and painless. You will sit in a soundproof room or booth while wearing a pair of headphones. We will ask you to listen to and respond to various tones, speech sounds, and voices. Your responses will be recorded on an audiogram, and the results will help indicate if you have an aidable hearing loss. Once complete, your hearing care expert will review the results with you and discuss next steps and, if needed, treatment options.

20 minutes

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5. Same-day assessment results and recommended solutions

Based on your hearing assessment results, your hearing care expert will provide you with a counseling session where you learn more about your results. If you have any level of hearing loss, your hearing care expert will provide recommended solutions.

15 minutes

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Based on your hearing results

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No hearing loss
You will be advised on healthy hearing practices and how to protect your hearing over time
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Hearing loss detected
We’ll assist you in choosing the best hearing aid solution for you. Most hearing aids are available same day or in less than a week (custom hearing aids can take 2-3 weeks).