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Hearing & Balance Centers of New England is committed to the highest standard in hearing care. You can’t receive the best hearing care, however, unless your audiologist correctly diagnoses your needs. When you visit our audiologists in Worcester, MA, we begin your journey to improved hearing with a comprehensive, real-world hearing assessment. This FREE initial diagnosis helps to provide a complete picture of your unique hearing profile.
A hearing test 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 Dr. Darrow Approved Hearing Assessment, 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.
When you visit our Worcester hearing center, your audiologist (hearing doctor) will conduct a thorough assessment of your hearing. Your free hearing assessment will use our state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies to measure your ability to hearing in quiet environments, noisy situations, and when multiple speakers are talking at the same time. In addition, we will be able to scientifically measure the size and shape of your ear canal and better understand how sounds are traveling through your ear to your auditory system including your brain’s ability to process sounds.
During your initial assessment, 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 consultation as they can give important feedback on when you’re having difficulties. This information is helpful in developing the best solution for your unique hearing needs.