Pure tone audiometry. This test determines the faintest tones a person can hear at different pitches (frequencies), from low to high. Your audiologist will place earphones in your ears and you will be asked to push a button whenever you hear the soft tones, which will vary in pitch. This test is used to determine the presence or absence of hearing loss, as well as the type and severity of the hearing loss. It is graphed on an audiogram marking the softest sound heard for each ear at each frequency or pitch.
Speech Audiometry. You will be asked to repeat some words that you will hear through the earphones. Some will be very soft; others will be more easily heard. This test determines not only how softly words can be heard (speech reception threshold), but also how clearly speech is understood (speech discrimination score).
Tympanometry. Your audiologist may also take measurements that will provide information about how the middle ear and eardrum (tympanic membrane) is functioning. The air pressure is adjusted in order to test the mobility of the eardrum. Tympanometry assists in the detection of fluid in the middle ear, perforation of the eardrum, or wax blocking the ear canal.
The above testing allows the audiologist to determine if there is a hearing loss, how much, and what might be the cause of it. Following the testing, your audiologist will discuss all results and recommendations with you in detail and answer any questions you may have.
Every appointment is set to meet the individual needs of the patient. As such, each hearing assessment may be slightly different. After meeting with you to discuss your concerns and taking a full case history, the audiologist will examine the ear and then conduct a hearing test in order to determine if there is a hearing loss, how much, and what might be the cause of it. Depending on whether you are here for a hearing screening, or a comprehensive hearing evaluation, some or all of the following testing may be conducted:
Video Otoscopy. The audiologist will use an otoscope to conduct a visual examination of the ear canal and eardrum. This allows the audiologist to determine if there is an accumulation of wax, an infection in the ear canal, or other visible conditions in the ear that may require medical attention.
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