At Beacon Audiology we do a comprehensive audiological assessment in a soundproof booth. An accurate hearing test can only be carried out in a soundproof booth. So, in order for your hearing aid to be programmed optimally we need your exact hearing thresholds across the whole frequency range.
Your audiologist will then explain the results of your hearing test in detail, and how your particular hearing loss may be affecting your hearing in various situations. You will also understand why you have less difficulty in one-to-one quiet situations and why you have more difficulty in noisy group situations.
Your audiologist will then make recommendations of what particular hearing aid is suited to your degree and type of hearing loss as well as matching this recommendation with your personal preferences for a type of hearing aid.
It's important to remember that wearing a discreet hearing aid that no one else notices, is much less noticeable than constantly asking people to repeat themselves.
But most importantly, hearing loss causes cognitive drain. By this we mean that when you have a hearing loss, your brain is working much harder at hearing than it should be. This causes fatigue as well as taking away from other brain functions like memory and concentration.