If you are having trouble hearing, or notice any changes in your hearing, it is important to have your hearing tested! There are a couple of different types of hearing loss and different degrees of hearing loss, all of which play a role in determining the most effective treatment option for you. It is best to see a Hearing Doctor (Audiologist), as they have the expertise needed to give you the best quality care and treatment for your hearing loss.
Depending on the type of hearing loss you have, or if one ear has better hearing than the other, there may be different tests performed for each patient. Believe it or not, sometimes one ear can “help” the other ear to hear better! Although some patients may have a slightly longer hearing test, it is done to ensure that results are accurate. Once we have accurate results, the next steps can be planned. Sometimes the next step would be to look into hearing aids, and other times it may be recommended to have a medical evaluation done.
The first step towards better hearing, no matter what your main complaint is, is a complete and proper hearing test. If you are in need of a hearing test, please contact Gardner Audiology in Citrus Park, Tampa, FL at 1-800-277-1182, or visit gardneraudiology.com to schedule an appointment.