Your sense of hearing is a vital link to your world— a source of pleasure, information and communication. A hearing assessment by a qualified hearing care professional is an important step in learning more about your hearing capabilities. If you struggle to hear, there is something you can do to take control of the situation. Your hearing should not get in the way of enjoying your life.
If you have never visited a hearing care professional you probably don’t know what to expect. You are in for a pleasant experience that is interesting, informative and a great start on your path to better hearing. You should feel at ease during this visit because you will have an opportunity to better understand your hearing needs and explore possible solutions.
Once you arrive for your visit, your hearing care professional will discuss your hearing history to understand what factors have influenced your hearing and also to get more information on your personal hearing needs. In addition, a hearing examination will be conducted. The visit may also include a listening experience with hearing devices, when appropriate. After your professional has interpreted the results of your hearing evaluation, he/she will explain them to you clearly. It will then be time to develop a plan for the next steps. If you have a hearing loss, hearing devices may be recommended.