We’re here to help you and or your loved ones hear better so you can get the most out of life. Everything we do focuses on that goal, from the staff we hire, our knowledge and skills, our hearing tests, the brands we select and how we expertly fit your hearing aids, should you need them. It all starts with a hearing evaluation and a conversation with you about your lifestyle, needs and preferences.
What Happens During A Hearing Test?
When your hearing exam begins, we’ll review key personal information with you and ask you a few questions to discover the specific types of environments where you may be experiencing hearing loss and hearing problems.
Next, we may look into your ears with an otoscope, a special instrument to see the ear canal and the eardrum, and/or perform one of the tests below.
Pure tone audiometry is a hearing test used to determine the presence or absence of hearing loss using a series of low, mid and high frequency tones to determine your threshold of hearing. Word recognition testing determines your ability to understand words in quiet and in the presence of background noise. The results will help us determine the proper treatment for your hearing loss and listening challenges
Tympanometry testing is performed to determine the status of the (eardrum) tympanic membrane, the mobility of the middle ear bones, and the middle ear status
Otoacoustic emissions are sounds that the ear emits and can be detected by microphones placed in the ear that can indicate the health of the auditory receptors. This test is performed when there is a need to perform baseline cochlear monitoring, cochlear ototoxicity baseline testing, cochlear mapping, to verify cochlear versus non-cochlear functions, and to verify functional hearing loss.
Comprehensive testing will enable us to determine:
- Whether or not you have hearing loss
- The possible cause of hearing loss
- The degree and type of hearing loss and whether it’s in one or both ears
- The best treatment options
We treat our patients like our own family because we recognize that hearing well is important in all of your relationships!
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Understanding Your Hearing Test Results
Next, we’ll consider treatment solutions. You can count on our team to take the time necessary to understand your concerns so that they can provide you with everything you need to make an informed personal decision.