Online Hearing Test
A hearing test will indicate the severity of your hearing loss, your ability to understand speech when presented at a comfortable level, and whether your hearing loss is attributed to your outer, middle or inner ear.
At SoundChoice Hearing we conduct our hearing test in a virtually soundproof room to ensure accurate test results using one of the most advanced PC based audiometers in the state of New Mexico. Our hearing test equipment is calibrated annually to ensure accuracy and, as mandated by State laws, meets all federal standards.
All hearing test are administered by a board certified hearing specialist and are completely painless. The hearing test takes less than 45 minutes and a friend or family member may join you in the testing lab to ensure you are comfortable.
At SoundChoice Hearing we offer a free hearing test and consultation to all clients who test drive a pair of hearing devices. Our Free Week Test Drive program allows you to experience what it sounds like to wear a pair of premium technology in your own personal environment for a full week — risk free. After we measure your hearing levels and review the results from your hearing test we can better determine the degree of your hearing loss and recommend the best hearing technology for you.
*Fill out the short five minute hearing survey below to give us a better idea of your hearing loss before you schedule a hearing test.There are many steps that are part of a hearing aid evaluation. If you suspect that you might need a hearing aid, you will first need to have a hearing evaluation. At the time of the hearing evaluation, a case history will be taken to determine how much your hearing problem impacts your day-to-day life as well as the lives of your family. A complete history will be taken, and questions will be asked about when and how the hearing loss started, if there is ringing in your ears (tinnitus) and if you experience dizziness. You may also have to provide some basic questions about your general health history.
The results from your hearing test will provide the hearing care professional an outline of what sounds you may be missing or hearing, but the personal answers about your daily life and perception about your hearing provide the basis for a more comprehensive hearing evaluation. You may be referred to a medical doctor specializing in disorders of the ear if you are a candidate for hearing aids or if there are other medical conditions your hearing professional thinks should be addressed before hearing aids are recommended. This referral can often be the first step in the hearing aid examination.
If your hearing test reveals a permanent hearing loss, a hearing aid may be recommended for one or both ears. Your hearing professional may explain what sounds you are not hearing and what a hearing aid(s) can do to help. It is usually at this appointment that you will get to see and touch different styles of hearing aids. In some cases, you may even be able to listen to a hearing aid. Your hearing professional will help you choose the best hearing aid(s) style, features and level of sophistication based on your degree of hearing loss, lifestyle, and financial circumstances. The final decision on which hearing aid(s) is purchased is your choice.
Once you make a decision, the hearing professional may take impressions of your ears if you selected custom hearing aids or behind-the-ear hearing aids that require earmolds. Hearing aids must usually be ordered from a manufacturer and then programmed by your hearing professional to meet your specific hearing needs. This process can take a few weeks, so do not be disappointed when you do not receive your hearing aids the same day as your evaluation.
The Hearing Survey is not optimized for mobile portrait view, if you turn your mobile device to landscape view, you will be able to complete the survey.