Every Miracle-Ear hearing center in North Platte, Nebraska has a state of the art facility filled with the latest in hearing testing and audiology technology, along with the most current hearing aid options and, not to mention, excellent cleaning tools. Miracle-Ear has over 1200 locations across the country and each franchise owner has been through a screening process to be sure their business plans are aligned. Miracle-Ear corporate makes sure they have the correct resources for each candidate providing them with training and marketing resources. There is an introductory five-day workshop to attend once the franchisee has been deemed a good candidate. Also, owners attend ‘EDGE’ workshops throughout the year for an injection of new techniques and policies while giving franchisees an opportunity to work together and share ideas. You’ll find each hearing aid technician who performs the testing at the Miracle-Ear hearing center in North Platte to be a licensed hearing aid specialist for the state of Nebraska.
The North Platte hearing center, along with all other Miracle-Ear hearing centers across the country, come equipped with advanced testing equipment. Soundproof booths allow for the patient to be accurately tested for their hearing loss allowing no sound to penetrate the room to disrupt this precise process. Each test begins with a look inside the ear canal using a video otoscope. The patient can view their inner ear canal on a television monitor during this step. The technician is looking for any obstructions or excess ear wax that might be the culprit of the hearing loss. This development would be a job for an ear, nose and throat doctor. The staff at the hearing center in North Platte will be happy to recommend a doctor and even make an appointment for you. It may just take a little deep cleaning to hear clearly again.
Once it is determined that the ear canal is free from obstructions and excess ear wax, the licensed hearing aid specialist will continue with the hearing evaluation by performing a series of painless audiometric tests including a pure tone test and a real ear verification. Also, a familiar voice test will be done allowing your companion to be part of the hearing test, considering they are the primary communication partner of the patient. The familiar voice test allows the patient to demo the hearing instruments using that person’s voice with and without hearing aids and allows the patient to fully appreciate the difference hearing aids can actually make. Also, this test allows for the patient to test the different styles of hearing aids to decipher the best fit for their particular needs.