Ask the Expert: Annual Hearing Test

Dr. Thomas Tedeschi

Dr. Thomas Tedeschi
Chief Audiology Officer, Miracle-Ear

Miracle-Ear Chief Audiology Officer Dr. Thomas Tedeschi answers some of your common hearing-related questions.

Q: I recently received a postcard from Miracle-Ear saying that I’m due for my annual hearing test. Honestly, I feel like I’m hearing just fine with my Miracle-Ear hearing aids. Is it really necessary for me to make an appointment?

A: This is a question we hear fairly often, and I completely understand why. As the old saying goes, “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.” But there are a lot of reasons to visit your Miracle-Ear provider for an annual hearing test:

Your hearing may have changed.


Your Miracle-Ear provider uses ultra-sensitive testing equipment that can detect even the smallest changes in your hearing. In many cases, the hearing aids can be reprogrammed to meet your current needs — so you’re assured of always hearing your very best. They will also inspect your ear canals for excess wax that could interfere with your hearing.  In addition, small changes in hearing can also alert your hearing care providers of subtle health changes and the need for medical follow-up.

Your hearing aids will thank you.


Your annual appointment includes a hearing aid cleaning and checkup. Perspiration, dirt, earwax and other substances can damage today’s advanced electronics. A professional cleaning helps neutralize these enemies of the hearing aid. In addition, if your hearing aids are under warranty, your provider can take care of any covered repairs.

There’s no charge!


At Miracle-Ear, we provide complimentary aftercare for as long as you own your hearing aids. Preventive services are critical to your long-term success with hearing aids, and we don’t want anything — including extra fees — to stand in the way of your complete satisfaction.