The hearing evaluation will give you a clear idea of whether you have a hearing loss. If you do have a hearing loss, your hearing professional will be able to tell you if it can be treated with a hearing aid, and if so, which type of hearing aid will suit you best.
Click here to read more about which types of hearing loss can be treated with a hearing aid.
Other things to consider
Depending on the type of hearing loss, you can choose between different styles of hearing aids to suit your lifestyle – and the shape of your ears.
What is your lifestyle?
Do you work? Do you attend meetings? Do you go to concerts? Do you often go to noisy places such as restaurants? Is there anything you can’t do because of hearing loss? Do you use a mobile phone?
Type of hearing instrument
What's important to you? Appearance, durability, or ease of use?
What technological features will benefit your particular hearing loss? How advanced does your hearing instrument need to be?
One or two?
Age-related hearing loss and hearing loss caused by exposure to noise tend to affect both ears. If this is the case, you need to wear two hearing aids. This is actually very common – 75% of new purchasers choose two hearing aids. By wearing them in both ears you’ll get much more out of your hearing aids.