“Consistantly the Twin Cities lowest cost hearing aid provider of major hearing aid brands”. Budget Hearing Center’s is committed to guiding you through the entire process of addressing your hearing health, from answering your questions about hearing loss and providing individual consultation, to finding the hearing solutions that are right for you, your lifestyle, and of course your budget. Budget Hearing Centers was formed during 1986. The senior citizen owner/hearing practitioner has tested over 2,300 patients in the Twin Cities/Minnesota area and has fit over 1,400 satisfied patients with a variety of major brand hearing aids. It’s time to get ready to enjoy what you have been missing. The little things in life that mean the most. Budget Hearing Centers is a member of the International Hearing Society™, a contributor to Audiology On Line™ and an approved Provider under the Minnesota Medical Assistance Medicaid Program. Voted the “Best Hearing Practice in Bloomington for 2016”.
The Mission of my Company is provide patients with adult hearing deficiencies affordable pricing for major brand hearing aids, i.e., Up to 50% Off Retail. In addition I pledge to provide the most competent, ethical, and technologically advanced hearing healthcare services. In doing so focus on showing each patient respect, patience, and empathy in order to foster open communications towards hearing concerns and needs.
When you come in (or bring in a loved one) for a hearing consultation, a practitioner will spend time listening to your concerns and initially evaluating whether or not you have a potential hearing loss.
Assessment: A hearing practitioner will ask you a serious of questions regarding your medical and hearing history. These questions will be about the noise you’ve been exposed to during your life, any injuries, or illnesses that may have affected your hearing, and any medications that you are currently taking that may have or are currently affecting your hearing.
Visual Examination: A lighted instrument called a video otoscope will be used to examine your eardrums and ear canals. You can follow this examination on a large TV monitor. Patients are generally amazed when seeing inside of their ear for the first time on the big screen.The hearing practitioner will be looking for any physical or external problems with your ears before testing your hearing. Color pictures will be taken if needed for your file.
Tone Test: Once you’ve answered the assessment questions and have finished the visual examination, we’ll begin the hearing test. A hearing test specialist will take you to a sound-treated room that blocks out sounds from the outside, and earphones will be inserted in your ears. When we administer the test, you will be listening for tones in a variety of pitches. All you need to do is push a hand-held button when you hear the sounds. The hearing test evaluates all aspects of your hearing in both ears, including eardrums, canals, and sounds that are transmitted through the bone behind each ear to the inner ear.
Results: The findings from these tests will be plotted on a graph called an audiogram. An audiogram is arranged with frequencies across the top and decibels of loudness down the side. The results show the relative ability of your right and left ears to hear various frequencies at specific decibels. The testing results are discussed and shown on a large screen TV monitor, giving our patients a thorough understanding of the information. In addition a video library is available to the practitioner for additional patient education.