Hearing loss does not discriminate by age or gender and can have a significant impact on an individual's life. For children, hearing loss can delay speech and language development or interfere with education. It is important to rule out hearing problems in order to preserve quality of life. Adults who have hearing loss can be excluded socially and even experience problems in their careers.
There are three main types of hearing impairment, your audiologist will evaluate your individual type and degree by conducting testing and will make recommendations for the best hearing aid to help you hear better. Your symptoms and medical history will be a guide as to what hearing tests you may need.