What Can You Expect during Your First Appointment?
Scheduling a visit for a hearing check can be a big step, no matter if it’s for yourself or for a loved one. Because we follow audiology’s best practices and adhere to a patient-centered approach to audiological care, you can rest assured you are in the best hands whether you visit our Houston or Lake Jackson hearing center.
During your first visit, our friendly staff will welcome you and introduce you to one of our doctors of audiology. Your audiologist will begin by getting to know you, which helps us understand your risks for ongoing threats and underlying causes of hearing loss, as well as provide you with an opportunity to express your concerns and questions regarding the hearing challenges you are experiencing.
Following our conversation, your audiologist will do a health check of your ear canal using an otoscope, which is a magnifying glass with a tapered tip and a light on the end. From there, you’ll undergo a diagnostic evaluation, assessing what sounds and at what levels they can be heard, as well as how well speech can be understood in quiet and in background noise.
Based on the concerns and symptoms reported, additional testing may be performed to assess the health of the auditory system. Because your hearing is as unique as your fingerprint, our assessments and recommendations are based on the unique needs of each patient.
For some, your first visit to Allison Audiology is for service on your hearing devices, Bluetooth connections, or hearing aid repairs. You can also rest assured that our team provides the necessary repairs, maintenance, or technical support necessary to ensure that your device continues to provide you with all the advantages of better hearing for which it was designed.
Even if you did not purchase your hearing devices from Allison Audiology, our experts have got you covered. We’re more than happy to help get you back onto the road to clearer hearing again.
My first time going today to this provider and it was a very pleasant experience. No long wait when I arrived. Most healthcare related providers these days seem to rush you in and out of their offices as fast as possible. I did not have that feeling of being rushed at all at Allison. The audiologist was very thorough in my testing and very detailed in her explanations and made sure I understood my options.
I attended my husband’s first appointment at this center and was very pleased with the care he received. He had been to another practice where we felt they were no longer interested in dealing with him. He has Alzheimer’s and is very hard of hearing. Dr. Kohout was very patient, thorough and had some suggestions as to what might be done to improve his hearing. We are very happy that we changed providers and look forward to future visits with the goal of improved hearing.
My experience with Allison Audiology has been great since the first day I stepped into the office. This was my first time dealing with a hearing specialist. Dr. Jana and her staff were wonderful. I felt at ease from the beginning. I was tested and fitted with the appropriate hearing devices. That was several months and I am living in a different world. A normal world of hearing! My devices are easy to use and have made such a difference in my daily life.
"If you are concerned about your hearing and you do nothing about it, you will live your life always concerned about your hearing."
Suffering from hearing loss since he was 7 years old, Billy has endured a lifetime of hearing loss troubles and mishaps.
From punctured eardrums to fluid building behind his eardrums, his luck was falling short and he was concerned his hearing would never improve.
“I felt comfortable and at ease. The people were nice and were willing to take the time to adjust the hearing aids for me and show me how to maintain them.”
“People were always saying I told you that already. I was missing conversations. My mind would have to decode sometimes what someone would say…
“My audiologist was so knowledgeable it made me feel secure and I knew I had come to the right place.”
“I was having to ask people to repeat things and I found myself turning my TV volume up more and more.
“I was worried that wearing a hearing aid would make me look old…
Don’t wait, it will be a change you would not expect – Debbie’s Story
Debbie first noticed she had an issue with her hearing back in 2009 as her hearing began to affect her day-to-day life.…
I can hear nature sounds & understand conversations better, especially with my grandchildren.
Francine has suffered with hearing problems for years due to tinnitus. As it quickly began to escalate, she realized that she needed urgent attention and soon after she came across Allison Audiology…
Fred first visited an ENT clinic to discuss the tinnitus he was experiencing from time to time.
Following his visit, he was surprised to find out that he needed hearing aids and his hearing was in poor condition…
You cannot find a better place to address your hearing challenges. The staff members treat you like family and will go the extra mile to help you.
Frida has spent much of her life struggling with hearing loss. While it was ignored for many years, it gradually began to affect her everyday life and soon she found it hard to socialise with others...
It’s a very clean office with efficient people. You will never be rushed.
While John’s hearing loss was very sudden, he has been amazed at the difference his hearing aids have made to his hearing:
“I never thought I would need hearing aids but am happy to have them now. I could not hear in a busy environment, but now I can...
Professional approach, friendly testing, and various choices in hearing aids
When Ronald first realized he had a hearing challenge, his biggest worry was the “aggressive selling of hearing aids”, which many large distributors fall under.
To his surprise, his first impressions of Allison Audiology were a “peaceful approach of personnel” that addressed his hearing loss concerns effectively and professionally...
You Ask, We Answer
If you are worried about your hearing, the first thing you want to do is book an appointment to see someone who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of auditory issues.