On December 22, 2015 I was seen at the Mountain Ear Hearing Clinic in Franklin, N.C.  This was my 3rd attempt to have my hearing aides adjusted so I would be able to wear them.  This saga began 9 years ago.  They have been in my cupboard for 99% of that time.  I had visited with the personnel from Mountain Ear Hearing at a local Senior Games Health Fair several months ago.  They were very kind and answered all my questions.  I finally got up the courage to make an appointment.  I am so very glad I did.  My appointment was with Mr. David Roberts, a Hearing Aid Specialist.   He did a fantastic job of getting my aides upgraded and reprogrammed and placed a different pair of ear pieces.  WOW....I have been using them every day and I am so glad I gave myself another chance at being able to hear.  Thank you Mr. Roberts and Mountain Ear Hearing Associates.  I will be recommending this Company to any one who will listen.

- J. White

Diagnostic Hearing Evaluation

Hearing Tests

If you're struggling with your hearing, make an appointment with us for a hearing test. If you haven't had a hearing test before, we realize the prospect can be rather daunting and we know there are many questions you might have about the process and what's involved.
During your hearing test, we will establish the threshold of your hearing. This will provide a clear assessment and will allow us to determine the next course of action.

1. Questions

We will ask about your current hearing situation, in what (if any) situation you feel your hearing may be affected. We will ask about your lifestyle, do you enjoy listening to music in large concert halls or frequent dinner parties with friends and family? We will then ask about your general heath and if you have been exposed to long periods of loud noise.

2. Examination

We will check the health of your ears to see if there is any build up of wax. We will not conduct a hearing test where wax build up is present, in this case we would refer you to your GP to get your ears syringed and make you another appointment when this has been done.

3. Assessment

Headphones will be placed over your ears and sounds will be played into each ear one at a time across different frequency ranges. You will be asked to press a button to indicate you heard the noise. Your results will then be plotted on an audiogram which simply is a graph indicating your hearing threshold (what sound levels you can and cannot hear in each ear).

4. Explanation

We will show you your audiogram and explain what (if any) type of hearing loss you have and most importantly, options on what you can do about it. We will always advise where hearing can be improved without the aid of amplification.