Visiting your local hearing care professional is the first step you need to take if you suspect you have a hearing loss. There's really no reason to wait. a hearing test is quick, simple and completely painless. In most cases, your hearing care professional can give you the results immediately after the test and advise you on how to rediscover your hearing.
Before the test begins, you will discuss the types of hearing situations that have become difficult for you. Then the hearing care professional will look into your ear to make sure there are no obstructions.
A hearing care professional gives you personalized hearing care, including:
• testing for hearing loss
• assisting you with selecting hearing aids
• fitting hearing aids to your unique requirements
• guiding you with all matters of hearing aid maintenance and support
An audiogram shows which frequencies you are able to hear, and at what volume. The audiogram gives your hearing professional a good idea of how severe your hearing loss is, and helps your professional select the best treatment options for you.
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 care 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.
There are different types of hearing aids. The type of hearing loss you have, your lifestyle and your personal preferences in color and style will all influence the hearing aids you ultimately purchase.