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What Should You Do When You Think You Have Hearing Loss?

What Should You Do When You Think You Have Hearing Loss?Steps to Take When You Think You Have Hearing Loss

Hearing loss often comes on slowly, which may make it hard for you to notice until someone else points it out to you. Thinking you may be experiencing hearing loss can be upsetting and scary. You may not know what to do or how to begin to deal with it. Thankfully, there are steps to take and things to do to help get to the source of the issue and get you started on your hearing journey.

Steps to Take When You Think You Have Hearing Loss

  • Get a Hearing Test

    In order to obtain a baseline reading for where your hearing is currently at, you need to get a hearing test. For this test, you should go to a specialist. They will perform both a physical examination as well as conduct a series of tests to help accurately determine what kind of hearing loss you are experiencing and the degree of loss that is happening. If hearing loss is confirmed, then you will move forward with additional treatment methods. If hearing loss is not confirmed, then you can ask them for additional resources and information to help prevent future hearing loss.

  • Find the Right Hearing Specialist

    Once it is confirmed that you are experiencing hearing loss, it’s crucial to find a hearing specialist you’re comfortable with. Be sure they are experienced in the specific type of hearing loss you are experiencing, are knowledgeable about the latest hearing aid technology and offer many brands, and make you feel relaxed and confident.

  • Try a Hearing Aid (or Two)

    At Bravo Hearing, we offer 90-day hearing aid trials with the option to return or exchange the hearing aid within that period. All hearing aids must be paid for before you take them home unless you go with a 2-week trial for individuals who would much rather try before they buy. By purchasing your hearing aids and testing them for 90 days, you will experience the most optimal way to habituate to the hearing aids and monitor your progress and success.

  • Have Realistic Expectations

    Hearing aids do not work like glasses in the sense that once you put them in everything is restored to 100%. While they certainly improve your hearing, it cannot be fully restored, so it helps to keep your expectations realistic as you work through finding what’s best for you.

  • Be Open

    Be open about your hearing loss. This will help you be able to ask for help when you need it and open up and improve the lines of communication with your friends and family. When they understand that you experience hearing loss and you aren’t under pressure to hear perfectly, you may be able to laugh off misunderstandings and enjoy social events again.

The Specialists at Bravo Hearing Can Help You with Hearing Loss

The hearing professionals at Bravo Hearing Centre in Etobicoke understand how overwhelming hearing loss can be. This is why we provide advice, support and knowledge to help you understand your hearing loss and restore your ability to hear. Our team is committed to providing services and support based on the individual needs of each patient.

For more information, please see our hearing services page or contact us at 647-694-4626.

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