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Mar 14 2012

Your first hearing test: what you should know

For those who have not been examined for hearing problems, it can be difficult to know what to ask during and after a hearing evaluation. The following list of questions may be helpful in gathering information and getting clear answers from an audiologist or hearing specialist.

1. What kind of hearing loss do I have?
2. Is it medically treatable?
3. Should I see a medical specialist for my condition?
4. What are the results of my hearing tests? What’s my hearing threshold?
5. Are there specific frequencies or types of sound I have more trouble with than others?
6. Will I receive a copy of my audiogram and other test results?
7. What are my treatment options?
8. Is there anything I can do on my own to hear better?
9. Can I prevent further hearing loss?

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