Many first-time hearing aid wearers have wondered for many months if their hearing was bad enough to qualify for a hearing aid. Hearing loss can be difficult to detect because it occurs gradually. Some people don’t realize how often they ask others to repeat themselves or notice how high the television volume needs to be for them to hear comfortably.
The first step to knowing if a hearing aid is needed is by having a hearing test performed by an audiologist under the supervision of a board-certified physician like at South Valley Ear Nose & Throat. The test is painless and relatively brief. The test results help our physicians understand the level of hearing loss and determine the treatment and types of hearing devices to use.
Making the first appointment is often the most difficult step. It may be hard to admit that a person needs help. We understand. If you or a loved one feel that hearing needs to be checked, we encourage you to make an appointment for a hearing test at South Valley Ear Nose & Throat.
Please call us today to speak with a South Valley Ear Nose & Throat audiologist to understand more about hearing tests and hearing aids.