Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations

Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations

During your examination you will be tested using a series of low and high frequency tones and words to determine your ability to understand speech. We will also give you several words to repeat. The results will help us determine your percentage of hearing loss, your ability to hear and how different technologies such as hearing aids can address your communication needs.

Hearing Evaluations for Children

A hearing test for a child is often not as simple as a hearing test for an adult.  For this reason, audiologists are trained in specific techniques to evaluate the hearing of a child.  Toys, games, and lights are used in the testing room to help obtain responses from a child to soft tones, noises, or words.  The child may wear headphones or listen to the sounds in a room with speakers.

Industrial Hearing Screenings

Workers in certain occupations are required to receive regular hearing tests due to the risk of hearing loss that can be caused by excessive noise in their workplace.  These hearing screenings can be completed in less than 30 minutes, and comply with the standards set by OSHA.

OAEs

Otoacoustic emission testing allows the audiologist to understand how the outer hair cells of your inner ear are working.

Tympanometry

Tympanometry is an examination used to test the condition of the middle ear and mobility of the eardrum (tympanic membrane) and the conduction bones, by creating variations of air pressure in the ear canal.