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If you don’t already know an ear, nose, and throat doctor (ENT), ask your regular doctor to send you to one. This specialist can evaluate and treat your hearing loss. The ENT will do an exam to find out what’s causing your trouble. You also will see an audiologist who will do tests to find out the type of hearing loss you have and how bad it is. These specialists can give you a hearing aid if you need one. Avoid mail-order hearing aids. They often don't fit well and don't improve your hearing enough. If you have hearing loss in both ears, it’s probably best to wear two hearing aids.

From: Hearing Aid Basics WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Speech-Language Hearing Association: "Hearing Aids."

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: "Hearing Aids."

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Fact Sheet: Burying a Hearing Aid."

Audiology Online.

Reviewed by Shelley A. Borgia on May 10, 2017

SOURCES:

American Speech-Language Hearing Association: "Hearing Aids."

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: "Hearing Aids."

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Fact Sheet: Burying a Hearing Aid."

Audiology Online.

Reviewed by Shelley A. Borgia on May 10, 2017

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