Taking The Next Step To Better Hearing
So you're ready for further testing with your Audiologist or Audiometrist. The process is straight forward and will take approximately one hour. During your hearing test with the audiologist, we’ll ask about your medical history and then perform some simple tests:
- Otoscopy – our Audiologist or Audiometrist looks into your ears with an instrument that you’ve seen at your doctors to examine your ear canal and eardrum. We will look for wax or any other obstructions that might affect your hearing test
- Audiometry – we will play a series of sounds through a set of headphones to assess your overall level of hearing
- Speech testing – we will test your ability to hear words to assess your functional hearing - this test mimics real-life situations and assesses the potential to improve your hearing with the use of hearing aids
- Tympanometry - we will test the middle ear system for any signs of fluid or other pathologies to determine if you require further medical examination
If the tests confirm a hearing loss that could benefit from a hearing aid, your Audiologist or Audiometrist will discuss suitable technology and style options with you. To learn more about what to expect at your hearing test watch our short video.