Your auditory system consists of many complex parts that function together successfully so that you can hear normally. When any one component of the system isn’t functioning normally, you may experience loss of hearing.
To accurately describe hearing loss, we must determine the following:
We will determine these three factors by performing a diagnostic hearing evaluation.
Having a diagnostic hearing evaluation is the first step in determining the type, degree, and configuration of your hearing loss.
For accuracy, we conduct hearing tests in sound-treated rooms using special earphones and equipment that has been calibrated to national standards. The hearing test begins with a thorough discussion about your symptoms, medical history, and any other concerns you may have. Depending on your hearing loss symptoms and case history, your audiologist will perform several different tests, which may include the following:
Following the testing, the audiologist will explain the results to you and answer any questions you may have.