Hearing Evaluations And Testing

Numerous studies show that people with hearing loss benefit from early identification.

If you or your child have been referred for a diagnostic audiologic evaluation, it means that hearing loss needs to be ruled out or further examined. The diagnostic audiologic evaluation may be indicated for individuals who did not pass an initial hearing screening or another type of test.

To fully determine if a hearing loss is present, a hearing evaluation will help provide insight into the cause as well as provide guidance for the audiologist in making appropriate treatment recommendations.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for a professional hearing evaluation.

What is a hearing evaluation?

The diagnostic hearing evaluation consists of a variety of tests to determine the unique aspects of your hearing loss, as well as the level at which you can detect and understand speech. This evaluation can be conducted on people of any age, from newborn infants to seniors.

These tests may include:

  • Air Conduction Testing
  • Bone Conduction Testing
  • Speech Testing
  • Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions (DPOAE) Testing
  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) Testing
  • Tympanometry or Acoustic Immittance Testing
Deaf man makes a hearing test

Why is the evaluation important?

The hearing evaluation helps identify the hearing loss and gives your audiologist important information to help with further recommendations. This can range from a recommended hearing aid to surgery. Therefore, it is important that these types of hearing losses be ruled out before hearing aids or other treatments are considered.

This is also a time when the audiologist or another hearing professional can determine if you could benefit from hearing aids and what type of hearing aid will be most appropriate for your needs. It is the first step in identifying hearing loss and learning how to correct it to improve your quality of life.

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