Your Hearing Evaluation
What to Expect—Specialized Testing for Adults
Step 1: If you think that you may have hearing loss, choose a licensed and certified Audiologist. Some insurances require that you have a referral, but you can call us directly and we will let you know how you can move forward with scheduling an appointment.
Step 2: In a soundproof booth, your Audiologist will visually inspect your ears with an Otoscope. With earphones on, you will be asked to repeat words and alert your Audiologist when you hear a beep in each ear. Further testing may be completed outside the booth where a small earpiece is placed in your ear. You will feel a slight pressure change. Young children and disabled adults are tested differently.
Step 3: If you are diagnosed with hearing loss, talk with your Audiologist about the options you have for care. Not all degrees of hearing loss mean that a hearing aid is necessary. There are advances in hearing device technology or communication skills that may suit your needs better. Should a hearing aid be your best option, there are a number of different types of hearing aids. What kind you may need and want depends greatly on the extent of your hearing loss, your lifestyle, and your personal preferences.
Step 4 (optional): If you remain undecided about which technology to choose, your Audiologist might recommend a clinical trial. You must have had a hearing evaluation performed by one of our Audiologists in order to participate.
Step 5: Schedule a follow-up appointment. When you purchase a hearing aid through Constance Brown Hearing Centers, you receive free follow-up visits for approximately two years.
Step 6: Get your hearing aids cleaned for free at our monthly walk in cleaning clinic. Periodic cleaning by our clinical staff will keep your aids operating their best. We want you to have equipment that works well and will help improve the quality of your life.
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Timing Your Appointment
Thank you for choosing Constance Brown Hearing Center for your hearing healthcare needs.
To ensure an efficient visit to Constance Brown Hearing Centers, please allow yourself time to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. Appointments are made according to the amount of time the staff anticipates that each patient will need.
Arriving extremely early may cause an extended wait time as other patients will be seen at their scheduled appointment times first. If you arrive late, we will make every effort to see you but you may be asked to reschedule.
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The mission of Constance Brown Hearing Centers is to impact lives through comprehensive hearing care provided by experts with advanced degrees in audiology.
Hearing aids have meant everything to me. I can hear much better and enjoy having a conversation with others. A new world has opened up to me because I can hear what others are saying.
— Vivian R. Portage, MI
I chose Constance Brown Hearing Center because of its reputation as an ethical center to have my hearing tested. My recent experience confirmed my expectations.
— Sandra O., South Haven, MI
Our mother is now able to hear birds, conversations, and communicate with friends and family. Your help is appreciated.
—Jerry M. Augusta, MI
Constance Brown Hearing Centers offers convenient locations that are easy to access and handicap accessible. I have no complaints about the service I received!”
— Betsy B. Kalamazoo, MI
I would like to let you know how much hearing aids have changed my life. Since being fitted with a hearing aid, I can hear sounds that I have not heard in years. Thank you so much I am very grateful.”
— Velma K. Paw Paw, MI
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