Common Hearing Tests
- Otoscopy (look inside ear canals to check for wax)
- Air conduction
- Speech reception threshold test
- Word recognition test
- Tympanometry test
- Bone conduction
Some types of hearing loss can be treated medically or through surgery. Our free diagnostic hearing evaluation will determine the type you have
Tips & Info Regarding Your Hearing Test
- The evaluation should last about 60 minutes (with time for explanations)
- If hearing aids are needed, we will discuss the best options for your hearing loss
- You are encouraged to bring a family member with you
Before your appointment, you will be asked to fill out an Intake form, which includes a medical history to help us determine your individual needs
Types Of Hearing Loss
Hearing loss can be extremely frustrating, especially because it can begin subtly and emerge slowly over the course of time. While there are many common indications that you may be suffering from hearing loss, some of the most popular symptoms may include:
- You have difficulty following a conversation that involves more than two people
- You think that other people sound muffled when they talk
- You often have your TV or radio turned up to an unusually high volume
- You experience constant ringing in your ears
- You feel stressed out from straining to hear what others are saying
- You often ask others to repeat themselves during conversation
If you’ve been experiencing any of the above symptoms of hearing loss, contact our office today. We’ll schedule a convenient time for you to visit your local clinic for a complete hearing evaluation before recommending the best hearing loss solution for you.
Conductive Hearing Loss
Occurs when the passage of sound is blocked in either the ear canal or in the middle ear.
The passage of sound may be blocked due to blockages or damaged anatomical structures in the outer ear, ear canal or middle ear.
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Results from missing or damaged sensory cells in the cochlea and is usually permanent. It has been called “nerve deafness” in the past, but the majority of these cases stem from the inner ear rather than the hearing nerve.
People with sensorineural hearing loss report they cannot understand dialect. This is more prominent with background noise.
Mixed Hearing Loss
Mix of conductive and sensorineural which means there is damage in both the inner ear and the outer or middle ear.