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If you have some difficulty hearing, it pays to get checked by a hearing care professional. A consultation does not take long and is completely painless. Learn what happens at the hearing centre.

A hearing care professional, sometimes called an audiologist, specialises in identifying, diagnosing, treating and monitoring hearing disorders. Their main goal is to ensure your hearing is the best it can be so that any hearing loss you may have interferes as little as possible with your life.

Getting a hearing test 

Visit a hearing centre to get a complete hearing test. The test can determine the degree and type of your hearing loss. This does not take long and it is completely pain free. Within one hour, you will have the results of your test and an overview of the options available to you.

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Prepare for the visit

What situations cause you difficulties? We’ve created a list of the most common symptoms of hearing loss. Write down how many of these apply to you and comment on how this affects you. Also note any concerns you might have regarding you hearing loss or hearing aids, so as to discuss them with your hearing care professional.

List of symptoms


Selecting the right hearing aids

The right hearing aids can remedy most types of hearing loss. Besides analysing the result of the hearing test, the hearing care professional will also ask you about your lifestyle, design preferences and budget. Based on both the test and the talk, the hearing care professional will be able to offer various solutions to you.

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"I’m sure that there are many, both male and female, who put off the situation as long as they can, not wishing to have hearing aids attached to them. My experience has just been superb"

- John uses Alta hearing aids

3 more steps to better hearing
Besides getting a test from a hearing care professional, your doctor and possibly also a friend or family member all play important roles on your journey to better hearing. But it starts and ends with the most important person: YOU.


Acknowledging that you need to do something about your hearing difficulties is the most important first step. If you get hearing aids it’s important that you keep progressing by wearing them every day.

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Your doctor can determine the cause of your hearing difficulties. Earwax or infection may cause temporary hearing loss. If your hearing loss is not medically treatable, you will need a complete hearing test.

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Bring a good friend or family member to the hearing test to provide information about your hearing that you may not have noticed yourself. Their support is also important during your first days as a hearing aids user.

Read about what relatives can do

Does the thought of hearing aids worry you?

I'm too young to start wearing hearing aids
Around one in six adults have some degree of hearing loss. Modern lifestyles mean many people experience problems at a younger age. Because hearing loss is gradual, you may not even be aware of its extent as much as your significant others.

I’m at the peak of my career
With hearing loss your brain needs to work harder to pick out important sounds from background noise. Everyday tasks like office meetings become more demanding and tiring. Hearing aids mean you can make sense of sounds and words, so you can focus on the conversation more easily.

I don’t want to look like someone with a hearing problem
Today’s hearing aids are chic, stylish and – above all – practically invisible. No-one else needs to know about them, and you’ll soon forget you’re wearing them yourself. 

I’m okay with my hearing loss – why go to the trouble?
Hearing loss can have a negative effect on your relationships with others. Wearing hearing aids improves not just your quality of life, but also that of people around you. 

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Fit for any ear

Invisible or discreet hearing aids? Modern hearings aids suit every personality and different types of hearing loss.

Alta is a complete family of premium hearing aids to suit any ear. The unique fitting process is designed to create a truly personalised result.

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