Many adults have not had a hearing test since grade school and may not even remember the experience. Today’s hearing examinations are thorough and thoughtful, designed to identify and diagnose even mild hearing loss.
After gathering a health history, our hearing professional will conduct an ear exam with an otoscope to check for obstructions, infections, or other medical conditions that might affect hearing. If there is no medical reason for hearing loss, we will perform a series of tests, including an audiogram, to discover the cause of any hearing problem.
For those who have not experienced difficulty hearing in the past, or been examined for hearing problems, it can be difficult to know what to ask during and after a hearing test and evaluation. The following list of questions may be helpful in gathering information and getting clear answers from an audiologist or hearing specialist.
1. What kind of hearing loss do I have?
2. Is it medically treatable?
3. Should I see a medical specialist for my condition?
4. What are the results of my hearing tests?
5. What’s my hearing threshold?
6. Are there specific frequencies or types of sound I have more trouble with than others?
7. Will I receive a copy of my audiogram and other test results?
8. What are my treatment options?
9. Is there anything I can do on my own to hear better?
10. Can I prevent further hearing loss?
We also outline a walkthrough of what the first appointment at Arnold Hearing Centres is like. Click here to read more!
We are more than happy to answer all your hearing health questions. Please feel free to contact us today for a consultation, or to book your complimentary hearing test with our experienced team of professionals.