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Hearing Tests – No Studying Required!
Are you afraid you’re not going to pass a hearing test? Don’t be. A hearing test is just like an eye test or a blood test. You can’t pass or fail.
The test is an assessment your hearing professional makes of your physical condition, nothing more.
Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations
When you arrive for your hearing exam, 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.
As your hearing exam begins, your specialist will review your personal information with you and will ask you some questions that are designed to discover the specific types of environments in which you may be experiencing hearing loss and hearing problems.
Next, your specialist will look into your ears by using an otoscope. This instrument is used to see the ear canal and the eardrum and whether or not there is earwax obstructing the canal.
We do have a video otoscope and will sometimes use this so that you can see inside your ear as well!!
Hearing Test Results
The results of your tests will be recorded on a form called an audiogram, which your specialist will review with you. The audiogram reflects your hearing loss in frequencies and decibels. You will be shown the type, pattern, and degree of hearing loss, as well as the amount of normal conversational speech that you are still able to hear.
Hearing Loss Treatment Solutions
Next, the specialist will look in your ears with an otoscope, an instrument used to see into the ear canal and view the eardrum. Each of our offices is also equipped with a video otoscope, which allows you to see — on a large-screen monitor — exactly what the specialist sees. During this part of the examination, the specialist can determine if earwax obstructing the ear canal is causing a problem.