If you have any symptoms of hearing loss, you should see a hearing instrument specialist to have a formal hearing evaluation. This hearing test allows the hearing instrument specialist to recommend the best hearing aid for you specific needs.
Your hearing instrument specialist may ask for a list of symptoms you have been experiencing and will use this information, in addition to the hearing test results, to determine which device would be the right fit for you.
Results of the hearing evaluation are plotted on a graph called an audiogram. The audiogram provides a visual view of your hearing test results across various pitches or frequencies, especially the ones necessary for understanding speech.