The most difficult step in improving your hearing is the first one: recognizing you need to find out more about your hearing loss and improving your situation. After that, it's easy. Simply schedule your initial hearing consultation. Most appointments consist of these four steps:
1. Hearing Analysis-Your ears will be visually examined and you'll be tested with the latest standard-of-care methods and technology to determine the type of hearing loss you have. Your results will be illustrated in an audiogram that the hearing professional will walk you through. An impression of your ear anatomy may also be made with putty to determine if certain styles (like invisible hearing aids) are appropriate.
2. Lifestyle Discussion-You will be asked about the types of places and listening environments you frequent to determine the range of sound settings and technological features are appropriate for your lifestyle.
3. Hearing Aid Options-You will see the different hearing aids that are designed for your level of hearing loss as well as your preferences for size, color and invisibility.
4. Budget Discussion-Your hearing professional will help you narrow down your choice of hearing instruments based on the investment you are comfortable making. You will also discuss insurance and/or financing options.