The hearing specialist will conduct a hearing test, also known as an audiogram (right). An audiogram maps your hearing loss across a range of different sound frequencies. An audiologist uses it to help assess the best way to manage your hearing loss. Options include:
- hearing aids
- cochlear implants
- corrective surgery
- medical treatment
Most hearing aid and cochlear implant manufacturing companies offer free online hearing tests to help people determine if they need to see a hearing health professional and Australian Hearing’s free over the phone hearing test, Telscreen.