I am a 68 year old male who has had hearing problems for many years but have put off the purchase of hearing aids, mostly due to their high cost, but my hearing has gotten to the point I feel I need to do something. I had a hearing test (over 10 years ago) and it did show hearing loss but I do not have the numbers to provide for your review. My hearing is much worse now than when I had the test. I know the first step in this process will be to have a new hearing test but first I need some basic information. Since I have many questions I have broken my post into several separate posts to not bog down the process.
My questions are:
Would you recommend that I have an ENT specialist perform the
hearing test or have it done through an independent HA provider?
Is there a fee for the test? If so, how much?
If I were to talk with several providers will each want to do their
own test or will they use the test results generated by someone else?
Thanks in advance for your advice.