Diagnostic Hearing Tests 

What Can I Expect During a Diagnostic Hearing Evaluation?

During your evaluation, we will perform a:

  • Medical/Personal History Review
  • Otoscopy – Looking into and around the ear
  • Middle Ear Testing – Checking how the eardrum and middle ear works
  • Pure Tone Test

The evaluation will probably last about 30 to 40 minutes in length. You should also allow for time for discussion with the audiologist to review test results and ask questions.

It is recommended that you bring a family member with you to the evaluation appointment. Most audiologists agree that hearing loss is a family issue. It helps to have another supportive person at the appointment to help you understand the information and recommendations.

Above all, don’t be afraid to ask questions!

Getting started: Full medical/personal history review.
Otoscopy- Examining the structures of your ear.
Middle Ear Testing- Tympanometry and acoustic reflex measurements.
Pure Tones- Testing for speech detection levels and speech understanding in quiet and in noise.

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