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Prescription Verification

For many people who are struggling with hearing loss, being prescribed a hearing aid can be the beginning of a brand new lease on life. Hearing aids are a life-changing piece of technology, and for many, they can mean the difference between an isolated, frustrating experience and having the ability to participate in the world as they’d like to. 

But here’s the catch: in order for you to feel the benefits of your hearing aid prescription, you must ensure that your prescription is exactly right for you, and that your device is working as it should. At Hearing Unlimited, we’re proud to provide our patients with hearing aid prescription verification, ensuring that their devices are working in the optimal way to bridge the gaps caused by their hearing loss. 

If you’re ready to have the confidence of the best rated audiologists near you behind your hearing aid, now is the time. Schedule your prescription verification appointment with Hearing Unlimited today.

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Prescription hearing aid verification by a trained hearing aid audiologist is an important step in measuring the operation of your device. Your Hearing Unlimited audiologist will perform these measurements by using real-ear measurements, conducted by a hearing aid analyzer.

Our approach to prescription verification is based on “brain hearing” -- that means treating hearing loss as not just a problem for your ears, but a potential problem for your brain. We even use Cognivue technology(opens in a new tab) to test for cognitive function as part of our testing process. In verifying that your prescription is correct and effective, we ensure that your risks are reduced for:

  • Cognitive decline
  • Dementia
  • Dual sensory loss
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Loss of coordination, which can lead to falls

Because all of these conditions can happen as a result of your brain overcompensating for sensory loss, they are all considered comorbid with untreated hearing loss. These issues also become more pronounced with age, and older adults should be especially concerned with verifying their hearing aid prescriptions in order to keep themselves healthy and safe.

Real Ear Measurement Verification

The manner by which the team at Hearing Unlimited performs prescription verification on your hearing aid is called Real Ear Measurement Verification, which is the recommended type of measurement by the standards of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and the American Academy of Audiology, as well as the Hearing Instrument Association. 

Because each person’s ear canal is a unique shape and size, the way each person hears is affected differently by the physiology of their ear. Your hearing may be over-amplified or under-amplified, simply by virtue of your ear canal’s shape. The Real Ear Verification method accounts for these differences, measuring the ear and determining whether your hearing aid is producing the effective sound quality for your individual needs.

Despite the fact that it is the most widely-recommended form of prescription verification in the field of hearing health care services, 70-80% of audiologists do not perform this test when verifying their patients prescriptions. At Hearing Unlimited, we’re proud to follow the gold standard of prescription verification to ensure that your device is working properly for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are prescription verification tests uncomfortable?

Not at all. There are no needles or other discomforting elements involved in a hearing test -- just external equipment and your audiologist.

Are these tests just for older adults?

While treatment of hearing loss in adults is more common, prescription verification is not just for seniors or older adults. Children who wear hearing aids are also in need of prescription verification to ensure that their devices are working properly for them.

Can prescription verification be conducted remotely?

Yes! Hearing Unlimited is proud to provide comprehensive teleaudiology services to patients who struggle with limited mobility, are concerned about their safety in light of the pandemic, or who would simply prefer to receive their testing and treatment from home.

How can I get started with the best audiologist near me?

If you’re ready to verify that your device is working for you, the team of audiologists at Hearing Unlimited is here to help. We make scheduling your first appointment easy -- just use our online tool to select a day and time that works for you.