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What Does a Hearing Health Professional Do?

a hearing specialist executing a hearing examination

When you find yourself experiencing any kind of hearing loss, one of the first things that you will need to do is to make sure that you're getting the best possible professional help. One of the first people that you will likely come into contact with is a hearing health professional.

For a lot of people, a hearing health professional may well be someone that they have never spoken to before. This can make it confusing when trying to understand what their duties are. With that in mind, here is a list of some of the things that a hearing health professional does. 

Hearing testing 

One of the first things that a hearing health professional will do when you go to see them is to test your hearing. After all, in order to find the best ways to help to assist with your hearing, they first need to know what the condition of your hearing actually is. There are a lot of different ways to test your hearing and many of them will depend on the kind of hearing loss that you're experiencing but a hearing health professional will be able to talk you through all of them.

Selecting hearing aids

Not all hearing aids are the same and the kind of hearing aid that you choose is going to depend on a number of factors. It's fortunate then that a hearing health professional can help you understand the different qualities that various hearing aids have and can help you choose between them. From the way that they look to the level of amplification, they provide to how easy they are to fit, choosing the right hearing aid is an important decision and having a qualified professional there to support you can make it all a whole lot easier.

Hearing aid fitting

For many people, using a hearing aid for the first time can be something of an intimidating task. After all, it's a small, complex piece of electronic equipment that needs to be fitted correctly in order to work. Not only can a hearing health professional help you to get to grips with your new hearing aid but they can also ensure that they are properly fitted to your ear. Many hearing aids are custom made to your ear size and shape so having them fitted properly is incredibly important.

Hearing aid repairs

No one likes dealing with broken electronics but when it's your hearing aid, that's a far more significant problem. After all, if your hearing aid becomes broken or damaged, that can have a massive impact on your overall quality of life. Fortunately, a hearing health professional will often be fully qualified to repair any issues that you're having with your hearing aid. That way, you can be sure that you're back living your life as happily and comfortably as possible right away. 

A hearing health professional can help you with everything from simple tweaks to make sure that the signal is coming through properly, to dealing with hearing aids that have completely stopped working.