Communication Needs Assessment
Our goal during a communication needs assessment is to assess where and how often your communication problems occur and determine the best treatment options to solve these areas of concern. Everyone has different communication needs that can be as simple as not hearing television to difficulty hearing in the presence of background noise, or even in a normal one-on-one conversation. Not everyone needs hearing devices. Our goal is to assess where and how often your communication problems occur and determine the best treatment options to solve these areas of concern.
Cognition, vision, and balance are all connected with hearing. We hear with the ears but understand with the brain. In addition to our full service diagnostic hearing exams, we incorporate cognitive screenings into our test battery. This will not only give you valuable information regarding your cognitive state, but also allow us to track cognition before and after hearing treatment. Hearing devices may be part of the recommended treatment, but they do not make up the entire care plan. We will review good communication strategies, aural rehabilitation exercises and realistic expectations with treatment.