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What To Expect At Your First Appointment
At your first appointment, your hearing professional will determine if you have
a hearing loss, the degree of your loss and the best options suitable for your individual
needs. You will begin with a discussion of your hearing health, a review of the
history of listening environments you have been exposed to, and any diseases or
injuries you may have experienced. Following this brief case history, you will be
seated in a soundproof booth. A series of tones of different pitches will be presented
to you and you will be asked to respond when you hear a tone. The softest level
at which you are able to hear each individual pitch will be plotted on a chart (audiogram).
Each ear will be tested separately, since the amount of hearing loss can be different
in each ear.
After your hearing loss has been plotted, you will then be asked to repeat a list
of words, which helps to better identify your speech understanding abilities. Once
the hearing test is completed, the hearing care professional will explain the results
to you and make the appropriate recommendations based on your hearing loss.