What you to expect at your visit to a hearing care professional

Visiting a hearing care professional is painless and straightforward. 

Your first visit will most likely include:

  • A hearing test
  • Discussion of hearing loss symptoms and medical history
  • Painless examination of the ear canal and eardrum
  • An overview of your next steps

If your test shows that you have hearing loss, your hearing care professional may recommend hearing aids or other treatments. 

1. Meet the hearing loss expert

As experts in all things hearing, our hearing care professionals specialize in identifying, diagnosing, and treating hearing issues.

At your appointment, they will give you a hearing test to help figure out any hearing trouble you may be experiencing. Then, they will give you a personalized treatment plan that can include hearing aids and other assistive devices. 

It can help to bring a friend or family member along to provide additional information and support. Loved ones also offer different perspectives on any changes in your hearing.

Our hearing care professionals can also help you better understand how your hearing loss affects your life and your relationships.

2. Getting your hearing tested

Your hearing test is important to determine how you hear sounds and detect different frequencies. And fear not – it’s a quick, simple, and painless process.

How it works

At your hearing test, you will be asked to listen to a series of sounds through headphones and respond when you hear them – usually by pressing a button. Your results will then be plotted on a chart called an audiogram, which will be used to see if you have hearing loss and the type and extent of it. 

Your hearing care professional may also examine your ears and test your balance to rule out other potential causes of hearing problems.

3. Planning your next steps

Getting a hearing aid is all about finding a solution that matches your lifestyle and hearing needs. Your hearing care professional will help you figure out what kind of hearing loss you have and your daily routine. Then, they'll recommend the perfect hearing aid for you, with size, technology level, and cost in mind. 

You'll get to try it out and make sureensure it's comfortable before taking it home. After you leave, your hearing care professional will be there for you every step of the way, with regular check-ups, adjustments, and battery replacements. In many cases, you they can also adjust your hearing aids remotely.

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