As soon as you start to experience problems with your hearing, you should make an appointment to visit your ear doctor to get a better idea of why your hearing isn’t what it once was.
There are a number of reasons we start to struggle to hear properly aside from getting older. So, when you’re sitting down with your doctor make sure you ask these three key questions. Especially before deciding on your next plan of action.
Most might automatically assume that the cause of our hearing problems is old age. However, there are several other conditions that can lead to disturbances or irregularities from time to time. From blockages caused by waxy build-ups to ear infections. Your ear doctor will conduct an examination of your ear and ear canal to determine if your problem can be corrected. Correction may include wax removal or possibly an antibiotic.
It’s highly unlikely that the changes to your hearing are affecting both ears in equal measure. In most circumstances, one ear is stronger than the other. So, it’s important to find out which ear is the better of the two during your conversation with the doctor.
It’s also worth asking your ear doctor how they would grade your hearing loss in both ears. As a result, you’ll know what type of hearing aid or hearing amplifier to purchase. This knowledge can help you pick the correct product to give you excellent quality sound. This can also restore your hearing confidence later on down the line. Your ear doctor can also provide you with an audiogram (hearing test). This is helpful to the Otofonix staff in determining which amplifier model will be best for you.
For extra peace of mind, ask your doctor if they feel that a hearing amplifier or hearing aid would be a suitable device to help you enjoy a better quality sound once more.
For more severe hearing problems, your doctor might recommend a hearing aid as a solution to help those with a high level of hearing impairment, but for those with mild to moderate hearing difficulties, a hearing amplifier could offer a cost-effective alternative to regain clear sound without undue expenditure.
Once you have this information following your visit to the doctor, you’ll be in a far better position to decide if a hearing aid or hearing amplifier from Otofonix is the right solution for you.