What To Expect During A Hearing Test

A hearing evaluation is an in-depth assessment of an individual’s hearing by an audiologist

What's involved in a hearing test?

The purpose of a hearing test is to determine the nature and degree of the hearing loss and the best treatment options.  Audiologists use several different tests in this evaluation.

When you arrive for your hearing examination, you will be greeted by the front office staff and asked to fill out several forms, including those that record your personal information, medical history, and insurance verification.

When your hearing examination begins, your audiologist will review key personal information with you and will ask you a few questions to discover the specific types of environments in which you may be experiencing hearing loss and hearing problems.

Next, your audiologist will investigate your ears using an otoscope. This instrument is used to see the ear canal and the eardrum and whether there is earwax obstructing the canal. Sometimes the audiologist will have a video otoscope, so you can see inside your ear as well.

Types of hearing tests

There are three types of hearing tests

A series of tests including pure tone audiometry, impedance audiometry and speech audiometry will then be performed in order to determine whether or not a hearing loss exists, identify any possible cause of any hearing loss and establish the degree and type of hearing loss present in one or both ears.

Your audiologist will then explain the results in clear, understandable language, and relate these results back to your initial concerns about your hearing.

The next step is to consider treatment solutions. You can count on our team taking the time necessary to understand your concerns so that they can provide you with everything you need to make an informed personal decision.

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Free Online Hearing Test

Hearing tests check a person’s ability to hear the loudness and pitch of sounds. Some reasons why you may need a hearing test include ringing in your ears, others companing that you talk too loud or watch the TV on high volume, or simply you have trouble hearing conversations.

While there’s no replacement for a consultation with a hearing-care expert, our free online hearing screening can provide some quick and useful feedback about your hearing. The screening should be carried out in quite space and all you need is a pair of headphones!

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