A hearing test carried out by our university-trained audiologists will accurately determine if you are suffering hearing loss. It will indicate your level and type of hearing loss, providing us with the information required for the best possible outcome for your hearing concerns.
What Happens at a Hearing Test?
Firstly, it won’t hurt! Hearing tests are simple and painless.
A university-trained audiologist will conduct the non-invasive test. They will begin by taking a thorough case history. This is to provide the audiologist with information that will help them understand possible causes of hearing loss and also help them determine what testing needs to be performed.
Next your ear canals and eardrums will be examined using a special light – an otoscope.
Each of your ears will then be tested for hearing loss. Measurements of the levels of your hearing will be taken. Different sounds, tones and pitches will be presented to each ear via headphones. You will be asked to indicate when you first hear the sound. Thresholds for each pitch and ear will be collected and added to a graph called an audiogram.
Following your hearing test an audiologist will be able to advise you if you need a hearing aid or other listening device. They will be able to very accurately assess your hearing loss and discuss the best options for your care.
Remember, the earlier you have a hearing test the better; the sooner hearing loss is treated, the better the outcome will be.