If hearing loss is suspected, an appointment with one of our certified Doctor of Audiology should be made for the purposes of testing and evaluation.
After the age of 50, a regular hearing test should be considered as important as one’s yearly physical checkup.
Testing is painless, comfortable and safe. Basically, it consists of answering questions about your hearing health, recognizing everyday words at different volume levels, and identifying different sounds.
Your ability to hear each tone, or frequency, produces a unique hearing pattern which is recorded on an audiogram.The test is completed in a sound booth using earphones and bone conduction oscillator. The Audiologist then uses the audiogram to determine the type and severity of hearing loss. Additional testing is performed to evaluate the overall health and condition of the entire hearing system. These tests should help determine whether a hearing loss is best treated medically or with hearing aids.