Questions to Ask During Your Hearing Test

man in hearing clinic for diagnostic evaluation

When you have a hearing test, you will of course want to ensure that you can make the most of it, that you come out the other side with a full understanding of your hearing health and where to go from there. Your audiologist will always make sure of this, but to help you feel that you have made the most of the session, it can help to come armed with some questions that you might want to ask.

Any of the following questions could be useful to ask during your hearing test with your audiologist, and they will be more than happy to answer them.

What Tests Will You Do?

Before the actual testing takes place, you might be keen to know what is actually going to happen in those tests. Your audiologist should take you through this at the start of the session, but there is nothing shameful in asking them specifics before you dive into it, especially if you are nervous. You will soon see that there is nothing to be nervous about, and your audiologist will put you at ease.

Why Do I Have Hearing Loss?

If you are already quite sure you have some degree of hearing loss – or if this is uncovered in the session – you might be curious to know the causes. There are many potential causes, and it might be that your audiologist will be able to inform you straight away what your cause probably is.

It could be the result of an illness, an infection, damage from loud sounds or it could be a structural problem with the inner ear or eardrum. All these possibilities will be looked into by your audiologist to get to the bottom of the mystery.

Do I Need a Hearing Aid?

Of course, if it turns out that you have hearing loss, then you might need treatment – and the most common kind of treatment that you might need is a hearing aid. You should ask your audiologist upfront if you need a hearing aid, and they will be more than happy to discuss this with you. Remember that all they can do is make recommendations for you, and it’s up to you what you want to do.

What Types of Hearing Aids Are There?

There are many types of hearing aids, and it’s important that you understand at least the types on offer for you. Again, this is something that your audiologist will be more than happy to discuss with you in detail, and you should soon feel fully aware of what you can expect out of a hearing aid as well as what type you are likely to be given. Knowing all this upfront can be really helpful for you, so it’s something to bear in mind and ask if you feel you need to.

Whatever you do, just make the most of the session. Your audiologist is there to help you, and they will be perfectly happy to answer any questions you might have.