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A hearing test is a procedure best performed by a qualified audiologist or audiometrist. A comprehensive hearing test is made up of a number of examinations, the results of these examinations are then put together and can determine if there is a hearing impairment and if so, to what degree.
A comprehensive hearing test is an important tool for detecting hearing impairment. This procedure is best performed by a qualified audiologist or audiometrist. During a hearing test, a number of examinations are conducted to determine the nature and extent of hearing loss, if any.
The hearing test appointment usually begins with a discussion about your hearing problems and a brief medical history. Then, your audiologist will examine your ear canal using an otoscope to make sure it is clear of wax and that your eardrum is healthy and intact.
The hearing test itself is made up of several examinations, including air conduction, bone conduction, speech discrimination, and middle ear testing. Based on the results of these tests and your hearing needs and lifestyle, your audiologist will make recommendations on an appropriate rehabilitation plan, which may include fitting a hearing device if necessary.
It’s important to have an accurate and detailed hearing test, as this information will form the basis for the prescription calculations and acoustics of the hearing devices. Online testing alone does not provide information for prescribing hearing aids.
A hearing test is simple and painless and usually takes between 30 minutes and one hour. People over the age of 55, those with a history of noise exposure, family history of hearing loss, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or those who suspect they may have hearing loss should consider having a hearing test.
If you’re concerned about your hearing, schedule an appointment with a qualified audiologist for your FREE hearing test today. Remember, the earlier a hearing loss is detected and treated, the better the outcome is expected to be.
Finding the Right Solution For You
Based on the relevant history and the results of the hearing test, your audiologist will be able to determine the nature and extent of a hearing loss. Taking into consideration your hearing loss, hearing needs and lifestyle, your audiologist will be able to make a recommendation on an appropriate rehabilitation plan which may include the fitting of a hearing device, if necessary (eg. hearing aids, implants or other assistive listening device). It is important to have an accurate and detailed hearing test, as this information will form the basis for the prescription calculations and acoustics of the hearing devices. Online testing is therefore to be used as a tool for identifying the possibility of a hearing loss only, not for prescribing hearing aids.
The consultation usually takes somewhere between 30 minutes and one hour. The hearing test itself is simple and painless.
Who Should Have a Hearing Test?
- People over the age of 55
- History of noise exposure (industrial or recreational)
- Family history of hearing loss
- Diabetes, Type I or II
- Cardiovascular disease
- Users of ototoxic medication (such as cancer treatment medication, other strong medication types)
- Anyone who suspects they may have some hearing loss