How Long Is A Typical Visit?
The average first visit is approximately 1 hour in length.
- Is there a charge for the hearing tests? We do not charge for hearing tests. If paperwork such as a doctors report, job application, or any third party reporting is required, then charges may apply. The typical range for most reports range between $50 to $125 dollars.
- Is the hearing evaluation painful? No, not at all so there is nothing to be nervous about.
- Do you offer hearing testing for employment? Yes. We provide testing for private firms and government agencies including Winnipeg & Brandon Police Services, R.C.M.P. and 911 emergency services.
How do I know if I need a hearing ‘screening’ or a full hearing evaluation?
A full hearing evaluation is much more thorough than a basic hearing screening. A basic screening is the classic pure tones hearing test you remember taking as a child. A full hearing evaluation can include bone conduction testing, speech testing and more. If you have experienced any of the following symptoms, you should obtain a full hearing evaluation:
- Sudden hearing loss accompanied with or without dizziness.
- Noticeable difference in the ability to hear between your ears. Do you favour one ear more than the other?
- History of ear infections, surgery, or draining one or both ears.
- Noticeable difficulty following conversations in either quiet or noisy situations. An example would be a quiet room at home vs. a restaurant.
What can I do to prepare for my visit with an audiologist?
The following is a list of suggestions for your first visit to Polo Park Hearing.
- Bring any previous hearing test results with you whether they are recent or older. This will help the audiologist determine how your hearing has changed or if it has remained stable.
- Bring a friend or family member with you to take notes when you go to the hearing clinic for a consultation. There is a lot of information to take in during a hearing aid consultation.
- Before you purchase hearing aids, make a list of all the situations where you have difficulty hearing and understanding speech during conversations. Ask your audiologist in which of these situations you can reasonably expect improvement in your hearing. For example, will your ability to hear conversations at the dinner table improve? What about at a social event or restaurant?