Our Locations
The Hearing Clinic
The Hearing Clinic is a family-owned, private audiology practice. We provide a friendly, patient-focused approach in a warm atmosphere with a simple goal: individualized solutions for individual people.
Cherry Creek
90 Madison St #201 Denver, CO 80206
Phone: (303) 322-0054
Wheat Ridge
Formerly Mountain Peak Hearing Associates
4045 Wadsworth Blvd #110 Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Phone: (303) 425-3344
Colorado Springs
Broadmoor Audiology
1685 Briargate Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Phone: (719) 388-1404
Golden
Formerly Mountain Peak Hearing Associates
1030 Johnson Road, Suite 350 Golden, CO 80401
Phone: (303) 502-5129
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Your Hearing Test: What to Expect

At The Hearing Clinic, we offer personalized hearing loss solutions. Solutions start with a proper understanding of the problem, which requires a thorough testing and diagnosis procedure. We want you to know just what to expect when you come to our office, and our procedures are outlined below.

Hearing History

A hearing evaluation begins with the history. We’ll ask about noisy things you may have done, such as farming, construction work, concerts, or shooting. We’ll look at your overall health and prior illnesses to determine if there may be anything that could contribute to hearing loss or ringing in the ears. We’ll find out if there have been any physical traumas or injuries to the ears, or any history of previous surgical intervention. Finally, of course, we’ll check to see if you have had a hearing test in the past and what the results and recommendations have been.

Physical Ear Examination

Physical Ear ExaminationYour hearing test will begin with a physical examination of the ear and ear canal. We will check to make sure that your hearing problems aren’t caused by simple wax buildup. If there’s wax, we’ll clean it out for you. We will also check to make sure there are no holes in the eardrum, infection or inflammation, or fluid buildup . If there is anything that needs medical intervention we will send you to your primary care physician for treatment, or if it appears that surgery is warranted we will refer you to an Ear, Nose, and Throat surgeon (ENT).

The Hearing Test

Once we determine that the ear canal is clear and healthy, we will assess your hearing. This test is done in a sound booth to eliminate distracting outside noises. We use foam insert earphones to isolate one ear from the other, and we test your ability to hear the full range of pitches, to understand speech, and to separate speech from background noise.

Our sound booths have large windows so you don’t feel enclosed, and this part of the test takes between five and ten minutes to complete.

A Plain English Explanation

A plain English ExplanationOnce we have completed the testing, we will explain the results in a way you can understand. We will tell you how your hearing relates to speech, and show you how your results explain the specific difficulties you are having. You will receive a booklet to take home with pictures of the ear’s structures, an explanation of how to read a hearing test, and the different treatment options. We believe that the best way to make a good treatment decision is to have the right information. We will spend a good amount of time making sure you are clear about your results and treatment recommendations, and we will answer any questions you may have.

Hearing Aid Test Drive

If hearing aids are warranted, we will program a pair and put them on your ears so that you can see what they look like, how they feel, and what sounds you are missing. Many people are nervous about the idea of wearing a hearing aid, or intimidated by all the options. We take the guesswork out of the process and ensure that you know exactly what you are getting before you make any decisions. The test drive is one of our most popular offerings, especially among people who have never worn a hearing aid before.

Hearing Aid Test Drive