If you plan to get an evaluation of your hearing at a hearing center, you will have to follow a certain process, which will help you find out what your listening abilities are. During your evaluation, you will be asked about your current hearing situation. You can talk about why you feel your hearing has been affected. The hearing specialist may ask you about your current lifestyle, which may include topics such as whether you listen to rock music at concerts, or if you frequently attend dinner parties with family and friend where loud music is playing.
After the evaluation of your hearing, which may also include you and a companion completing a hearing threshold test where you will have to complete a question concerning your hearing ability, you may be given a physical examination. The doctor will check the health of your ears to determine if you have any wax build-up. If you do have wax build-up, you may not be able to proceed with the exam until you visit a general practitioner to get your ears syringed. The hearing test portion of your assessment process may call for you wearing headphones over your ear and the audiologist delivering sounds to each ear simultaneously across different frequency ranges.
When you are done with your hearing test, the audiologist will sit with you and explain what degree of loss (if any) you have experienced and options that are available to you to improve your hearing. A hearing center may offer a full range of hearing aid devices in many different sizes, technologies, and types. The staff can help you find a listening device that will fit into your budget. Some of the newer hearing aids have technologies that can help accomodate just about any type of hearing environment. There are those that offer Bluetooth connection to many of your favorite wireless devices. There are full lines of hearing aids that address all types of injury and will accommodate a variety of lifestyles. You can get a hearing aid that is specifically designed for comfort, those that have certain technology features, and discreet aids that fit behind the ear or those that are invisible.
Visit a hearing center to get the answers you need concerning the health of your ears. Through a complete assessment of your hearing ability, which will include a consultation, exam, and hearing test, you can find out about your hearing loss (if any) and be helped with finding a hearing solution that is right for you.