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HEARING LOSS SOLUTION

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I THINK I HAVE A HEARING LOSS?

Your hearing matters. If you suspect you have a hearing loss, our best advice is don’t ignore it hoping it will go away. If you or a loved one are experiencing signs of hearing loss, you probably have questions. At 20dB Hearing, we take pride in offering advice and solutions to help all of our

Visiting A Hearing
Care Professional

Visiting your local hearing care professional is the first step you need to take if you suspect you have a hearing loss. There’s 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 how to rediscover your hearing.

The
Hearing Test

A full diagnostic hearing evaluation usually takes less than an hour.

  1. Your hearing care professional will probably start by asking you a few questions about your general health and lifestyle, and the health of your ears.
  2. Next, he’ll look into your ear to examine the canal that runs to the eardrum. He’ll be looking for more clues about your hearing health. The ear examination doesn’t hurt at all.
  3. For the actual test you’ll be asked to wear headphones and listen to a series of tones to evaluate the sensitivity of your hearing at different frequency levels.

The hearing test results are shown on an audiogram, a graph that, in most cases, will be presented to you right after the test.

The
Hearing Test

A full diagnostic hearing evaluation usually takes less than an hour.

  1. Your hearing care professional will probably start by asking you a few questions about your general health and lifestyle, and the health of your ears.
  2. Next, he’ll look into your ear to examine the canal that runs to the eardrum. He’ll be looking for more clues about your hearing health. The ear examination doesn’t hurt at all.
  3. For the actual test you’ll be asked to wear headphones and listen to a series of tones to evaluate the sensitivity of your hearing at different frequency levels.

The hearing test results are shown on an audiogram, a graph that, in most cases, will be presented to you right after the test.

What Is An
Audiogram?

When your audiologist describes your hearing loss, he or she will always refer to the severity of the loss and its “configuration”, which means the pitches or frequencies you are unable to hear. These tones will be placed on a graph called an audiogram.

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.

What Is An
Audiogram?

When your audiologist describes your hearing loss, he or she will always refer to the severity of the loss and its “configuration”, which means the pitches or frequencies you are unable to hear. These tones will be placed on a graph called an audiogram.

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.

Types of Hearing
Care Professionals

When it comes to diagnosing and treating hearing loss, finding the right specialist can be hard. There are two types of hearing care professionals you can choose from for diagnosing and treating hearing loss: Audiologists and Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) doctors. The professional you choose depends on your medical needs as well as your personal preferences.