Free Hearing Testing

At Hearing Aid Company of Texas our hearing test are free. Call one of our 3 locations today and start your journey to better hearing.
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What is a Hearing Test?

A hearing test is an exam to see the lowest levels you can hear, your preferred volume, and how well you understand speech. We start the process with a full case history regarding your hearing issues and will look in your ears. If you have wax in your ears, one of our trained professionals will safely remove it. We will then place you in a sound booth or sound room and put inserts in your ears. We will play tones in your ears and then play tones directly to your mastoid bone to find out how much nerve damage you have. We will play words to see the lowest level you can understand speech, we will find your preferred range of volume, and then play words to score your ability to discriminate words. Once we have a full picture of your hearing abilities, we will explain the test with you and any questions you have.

If we feel like hearing aids may not be the best solution to your hearing loss, we work with an extensive network of ENT professionals and doctors and will gladly refer you to a medical professional who can find you a solution. We will even send a copy of your exam to your primary care physician so they can have a full picture of your health. 

I have hearing loss. What's the next step?

Once we test your hearing we will explain the results to you. If you have a family member or loved one with you, we invite them in to see the results as well. If hearing aids are the best solution for you, we will make a recommendation for hearing aids based on your hearing, your lifestyle and your budget. We will give you a quote on the price and if you have insurance we will check to see if there is a benefit.  We will then either order your hearing aid or, if we are able, we will fit you with hearing aids the same day.

You will come back to see us in 1-2 weeks for a follow up to ensure you are comfortable and hearing as well as expected. If you aren’t hearing as well as you hoped, we will make adjustments or try a different hearing aid until we find the best solution for you. Our help doesn’t stop here though. We recommend you come back at least every 6 months for us to ensure your hearing aids are working properly and to the best of your abilities. Every 12 months we will test your hearing again so we can reprogram your devices to your latest prescription. In between, we are always happy to help you with minor maintenance, hearing aid cleaning, repairs, Bluetooth pairings, or ear cleanings. 

How Do I Know if I Need a Hearing Test?

Many people feel like they don’t actually have a hearing problem and are surprised to find out how much they are missing once they are fit with hearing aids. Hearing loss is usually gradual and often the people closest to us notice it before we do. If you feel like you hear well, you are showing no symptoms of hearing loss, and nobody close to you is complaining about your hearing, we still recommend having your hearing tested every 2-3 years starting at the age of 50 years old. Hearing loss doesn’t discriminate though! Hearing loss can happen at any age. If you experience any of the following symptoms, we recommend booking a hearing test today.

Hearing Loss Facts

Hearing Loss and Dementia

Untreated hearing loss is directly related to dementia and cognitive decline. Elderly adults experiencing severe hearing loss are 5x more likely to develop dementia than those without hearing loss.

Hearing and Balance

As hearing loss progresses, your chance of falling and losing balance increases as well. 

Hearing Loss and Isolation

Hearing loss is related to a higher risk of social isolation and loneliness. Every decibel decrease in hearing increases the chance of being lonely by 10%.

Hearing Loss and Depression

Older people with hearing loss are over 45% more likely to experience depression symptoms and have increased risk of experiencing anxiety.

Hearing Loss and Hospitalization

Hearing loss is linked to higher rates of hospitalization and an increased risk of accidental injury compared to those with good hearing.

Hearing and Tinnitus

Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is very common for people with hearing loss. While there is no known cure, hearing aids have shown to relieve the symptoms of tinnitus.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have hearing questions? Hearing Aid Company of Texas has the answers!