Hearing Assessment and Evaluation of Hearing Loss in Sarasota & Bradenton, FL

Are you or a loved one noticing signs of hearing loss such as asking people to repeat themselves often, mishearing words, or struggling to track a conversation in a noisy environment? You shouldn’t wait to schedule a hearing test until your symptoms are unmanageable.

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By getting your hearing checked early, by a licensed professional, you can better control the severity of your symptoms and even prevent or slow further damage to your ears. 

Because hearing loss can progress slowly, it may be difficult to notice subtle changes in your hearing ability. Undergoing hearing testing as part of your regular preventative healthcare means you can detect potential issues, leading to more options and better outcomes down the road. 

At Gulf Gate Hearing Center, we follow the latest audiological best practices and utilize the latest equipment to ensure that you’re able to benefit from an advanced hearing evaluation that doesn’t just check if you have a hearing loss, but more importantly checks why you may be experiencing hearing challenges.

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STEP ONE

Consultation

Our hearing assessment begins with a friendly discussion about you, your medical history, your hobbies and habits, and any symptoms you may be experiencing relating to hearing loss. This gives our professionals a comprehensive understanding of your situation and helps us identify any genetic, medical or lifestyle factors that may be contributing to hearing loss. At this time, we can also answer any questions you may have about our hearing testing, or about hearing loss in general.

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STEP TWO

Video Otoscope

The next step is a physical examination, in which our specialists use a tool called an otoscope to evaluate the ear canal for symptoms such as earwax, blockages or inflammation. This allows us to see if there are any physical obstructions that need to be removed and gives us a better understanding of your ear health.

STEP THREE

Consultation

Following the physical exam, we will conduct a series of hearing tests to determine whether you have hearing loss, as well as the level and type. Our professionals test each ear using tones of different frequencies and volumes, so that we have the most accurate understanding of your hearing capabilities.

Some of the hearing tests we may use, depending on the client, include:  Pure Tone, Bone Conduction, Tympanometry, Multiple Speech tests

STEP FOUR

Results

Our primary goal is for you to be fully informed about your hearing health so that you can make the best decisions for you and your family moving forward. Once we have your test results, we will walk you through a chart called an audiogram, which shows your ability to hear at various volumes and frequencies. Each ear is represented separately on the chart, as hearing loss can sometimes occur asymmetrically. After reviewing your results, our team will recommend treatment options and answer any questions you may have.

STEP FOUR

Results

Our primary goal is for you to be fully informed about your hearing health so that you can make the best decisions for you and your family moving forward. Once we have your test results, we will walk you through a chart called an audiogram, which shows your ability to hear at various volumes and frequencies. Each ear is represented separately on the chart, as hearing loss can sometimes occur asymmetrically. After reviewing your results, our team will recommend treatment options and answer any questions you may have.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQ’s About Hearing Assessments

Do I Need a Hearing Test?

Hearing tests should be included as part of your regular health screenings. It is important to get your hearing checked before it becomes a serious issue, but you should certainly see a hearing care professional if you experience any of the following:

  • Regularly mishearing words
  • Difficulty hearing others in noisy environments
  • Difficulty hearing on the phone
  • Frequently asking others to repeat words or speak louder
  • Listening to music or watching TV at volumes that are too loud for others

What Causes Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss can occur at any age, but becomes more of a risk as individuals age. It can be caused by repeated exposure to loud noises (noise induced hearing loss), inflammation, earwax buildup, growths or tumors, deterioration of the inner ear, or even certain medications.

Are Hearing Tests Covered by Insurance?

Many health plans cover hearing testing. Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center is in network with a number of insurance providers, including Aetna, United Healthcare, and Humana. If you have questions about whether your insurance will cover a hearing test, contact us today.

Can a Hearing Test Damage Your Hearing?

Hearing tests are safe, fast and painless. When conducted by licensed professionals, they run little to no risk of damaging your hearing in any way.

Can Hearing Tests be Done at Home?

While there are many online and home hearing tests available, working with a board-certified Hearing Instrument Specialist or audiologist is the only way to ensure accurate results. A face-to-face hearing test is also the best way to ask questions in the moment and get expert feedback and advice.

How Do I Find a Hearing Assessment Near Me?

Gulf Gate provides hearing assessments and hearing loss evaluations in the Sarasota, FL area. We have been working with individuals and physicians in Sarasota for more than 45 years. To verify your insurance or schedule your appointment, reach out today.

Schedule a Hearing Assessment in Sarasota, FL

It’s never worth it to wait to get your ears checked. If you suspect you or a loved one has hearing loss, the caring team at Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center is here to support you. We have helped thousands of individuals and families in the Sarasota area better care for their hearing and auditory health. Contact us today for a no-obligation conversation about your options.

Schedule a Hearing Assessment in Sarasota or Bradenton

It’s never worth it to wait to get your ears checked. If you suspect you or a loved one has hearing loss, the caring team at Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center is here to support you. We have helped thousands of individuals and families in the Sarasota & Bradenton area better care for their hearing and auditory health. Contact us today for a no-obligation conversation about your options.

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