During the assessment, a hearing care professional will ask you to wear a set of headphones. We will give a familiar voice test, and will ask you to press a button in response to a series of tones. This helps us to define the extent of your hearing loss.
Then we examine your ears (a non-invasive otoscopy exam) to see if there are signs of any obstructions, such as wax or an infection, which could cause some of your hearing loss. Next comes the interview, when we will ask you about the difficulties you have with hearing.
Our recommendation for treatment depends on the voice test results and your answers to the interview questions. If you will be able to benefit from wearing hearing aids, we will discuss the best treatment options for you.
Your best treatment options