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The first step is to determine the status of your present hearing ability. Many patients experience additional deterioration in hearing within a year time frame so an annual hearing test is very important. Based on your hearing test results and your own assessment of difficulty in communicating, comprehensive evaluation of your hearing status is warranted.
What do I need to do next?
If your hearing problem is the result of an active disease process or a medical problem that requires surgical or medical intervention, this should be evaluated first. If your physician has determined that your hearing problem is not the result of these processes, he or she can sign a medical clearance for the use of hearing aids. Our physicians can also provide this evaluation.
It is very important to be evaluated for and obtain any advanced hearing device from a comprehensive clinic that has qualified and experienced audiologists to work with you in selecting, fitting and purchasing your hearing aids. It also is very important that this clinic also be able to provide the most comprehensive lines of advanced hearing devices.
The Stanford Medicine Online Second Opinion program offers you easy access to our world-class doctors. It’s all done remotely and you don’t have to visit our hospital or one of our clinics for this service. You don’t even need to leave home!