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Got tinnitus. Any other testing apart from pure tone?

Hearing Loss | Last Active: Dec 2, 2020 | Replies (7)

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@tonyinmi I have had hearing tests at Mayo MN and at my local Medical Clinic in Central Iowa.. Both Mayo and McFarland Clinic use "Epic" for their Medical records.. an since my Audiologist tests were done at these facilities my doctors at both can access my records.. Epic is a Madison WI Area Company that has 10,000 employees all over the US… Check out if your Hearing tests are done by a clinic that uses "Epic"… then they are easily transferred to another Epic user… Over 250 Medical Organizations use Epic .. about 30% of the Hospitals do as well….

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Regardless of whether your hearing test/audiogram records are available through Epic or other group, it's wise to request a copy of your audiogram for your own personal files. That way, should you choose to, you can shop for hearing aids from a different provider if you're not happy with your initial purchase. The hearing aid industry has become more 'consumer based' in recent years. You receive a trial period with purchase, and can return the product within that time frame. That trial period is so important. If you are dissatisfied, do something about it. If your original provider will extend the trial period and allow you to try a different product, that's good. Some will do that; some will not. If you don't have that audiogram for a different provider, you start all over and pay for the testing. Tony is right….get a copy of the audiogram.

@ken82, Yes, I would imagine that audiologist practices that exist within a hospital or affiliated with a hospital will have a patient portal. Most of the clinics that I've visited are private practice and do not have a means for a patient to view test results. Thanks for this information. It's another factor that may be important for some people when choosing an audiologist.
Tony in Michigan