If you’ve been dealing with hearing loss and experienced a sudden loss of hearing, a Hearing Testcan provide all necessary information to determine the best treatment options for your condition. If you are experiencing hearing loss or similar problems, you must find a doctor specialising in Audiology to examine you. Hearing loss may occur as a result of aging or be caused by lifestyle factors. For instance, if you work in an environment that’s loud and noisy, long-term exposure can affect your hearing.It can sometimes be difficult to determine if you’re suffering from hearing loss, especially if it’s been a slow progression. So, the best way to diagnose it is to see a doctor and get a Hearing Test.
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If you’ve been having trouble hearing or feel that your sense of hearing is just not what it used to be, you might be a candidate for a Hearing Test. An audiologist will often start by checking your ears for potential blockages, like ear wax, that can affect your hearing. This is then followed by a general consultation where your doctor asks about your hearing--whether your family has a history of hearing problems, whether you have noticed any issues lately, and the like. Once the consultation is settled, the actual Hearing Test can then begin.
Most of the time, doctors will perform an Audiogram to test your hearing. You will be asked to wear earphones or headphones to listen to a series of sounds at different pitches, tones, and volumes. How your left and right ear responds to the sounds will help your doctor determine whether you have difficulty hearing in a specific ear or at certain volumes. Aside from this, you may also go through a speech test, where you listen to a person speaking and repeat the words that you hear.
The most common treatment options for hearing loss are: use of hearing aids, removing ear wax to restore hearing and performing surgery to treat hearing loss. Depending on the cause, your doctor will be able to guide you on the best treatment option for you.