The Beltone Office Visit – Step by Step

During your office visit, you'll receive professional, prompt service focused on you. 
The following steps will give you an idea of what to expect.

Step 1. Lifestyle assessment

Better understanding your lifestyle and hearing priorities will help us to provide more individualized care during your first visit.  After completing the assessment print and bring with to your appointment.

Understanding more about your lifestyle and hearing priorities helps us provide individualized care. Are you outdoorsy? Do you frequent restaurants and public places? Do you enjoy television, music, movies and lectures? Do you work every day? All of these things and more play into the kind of hearing aids right for you.

Use the link below to open the PHAA. When you're finished, simply print out the completed form and take it to your local Beltone Hearing Aid Center.
Personalized Hearing Health Assessment form (PDF)

Step 2. Gather your medical and hearing health history

There are many potential causes of hearing loss - medical conditions, certain prescriptions, injury, or physical blockages can all impact hearing.  When you meet with your Beltone hearing care professional, they will ask about your personal hearing health, medical history, and environmental factors that may have contributed to your hearing loss. 

Some typical questions about your hearing may include:

  • Is there hearing loss in your family?
  • Are one or two ears affected?
  • Were you subjected to chronic loud noise during your life?
  • Do your ears ring?
  • Do you have dizziness or vertigo?
  • Did you have ear infections as a child?
  • Do you have ear pain?
  • Is it harder to hear the voices of men, women, or children?
  • Do you notice environments where it's challenging to follow the conversation?

At this time, you will also be asked about any medications you take. This is important because many prescription and over-the-counter drugs are ototoxic, or harmful to your hearing. This is also the stage to mention anything else that relates to your hearing.

Beltone filling prescription hearing care

3. Take a hearing evaluation

A hearing evaluation is a painless procedure that includes several tests to measure how well you hear a variety of sounds, such as tones and speech.  Your Beltone hearing care professional will guide you through the steps of the hearing test, which will also include a visual examination of your ear.  A baseline hearing screening is recommended at age 50, unless you're experiencing symptoms of hearing loss sooner.

Your Beltone hearing care professional will guide you through the steps of a thorough hearing evaluation, including:

  • A visual examination of your ear using an otoscope
  • Air and bone conduction testing
  • Word discrimination testing

After your evaluation, we'll show you your results on an audiogram. An audiograms provides a visual representation of the sounds you're hearing and the sounds you're missing.

All Beltone practitioners strictly adhere to all federal, state and local regulations regarding hearing instrument dispensing protocols, and follow nationally accepted testing guidelines set forth by the American Speech Language Hearing Association, the American Academy of Audiology and the International Hearing Society.

4. Review your test results

If hearing loss is found, and hearing aids are recommended, we'll show you the many styles of hearing aids that may be right for you.  You can try on actual hearing aids to determine the best fit.

5. Check out a hearing aid demonstration

If a hearing loss is found, and hearing aids are recommended, we'll show you the many styles of hearing aids that may be right for you.  You can try on actual hearing aids to determine the best fit. 

We'll show you the many styles of hearing aids right for you. You can try on actual hearing aids and take a “test drive”. That includes our latest Beltone hearing aids.

You can also experience our exclusive Beltone AVE.™ system. This surround sound technology simulates over 200 sounds of life while wearing hearing aids. Beltone AVE. also features the Hearing Loss Simulator, which allows loved ones to see what your hearing loss sounds like.
Our latest hearing aids

6. Fit your hearing aids

Based on your audiogram results, your Beltone professional will program your selected hearing aids to your specific hearing loss using our proprietary Solus fitting software.  This software is patient-focused and allows you to be a pivotal part of the process. Hearing your best is a personal matter. That's why the fitting process is interactive at Beltone. When we fit your new hearing aids, your thoughts and feelings guide the process, and your input shapes the outcome.

Based on your audiogram results, your Beltone professional will program your hearing aids to your specific hearing loss using our proprietary Solus™ fitting software. This software is patient-focused and allows you to be a pivotal part of the process.

Solus was designed to help your hearing care professional:

  • Show you pictures of a variety of Beltone hearing instruments from which to select
  • Recommend specific environmental programs based on your lifestyle needs
  • Program and adjust your selected instruments based on your specific hearing loss
  • Review and save all settings for follow-up visits

During the fitting process, we also review the many features your Beltone hearing aids offer to make your listening experience second to none. Adjusting to your new hearing aids can happen the moment you put them on, or take a few days.

Adjusting to your new hearing aids

Request Your Free Hearing Screening

Hearing loss is a health issue that may require medical attention, so it is important not to ignore it. If you suspect or have been diagnosed with hearing loss, accepting hearing loss and taking action early can dramatically improve your quality of life. Schedule a free hearing screening with your nearest Beltone hearing care professional as soon as possible.
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