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The Steps of a Hearing Test

by | 18 May 2021 | Hearing, Hearing Tests, News

Our principal audiologist will complete a comprehensive diagnostic hearing assessment (hearing test) at your initial appointment. During the consultation you can expect the following to occur:

1. Hearing Assessment History

Firstly, the audiologist will ask you about your ears and your hearing. It is important the audiologist understands your concerns. So, you may wish to talk about your hearing experiences and where you’ve noticed changes or difficulties.

2. Otoscopy

The first part of the physical examination is of the external auditory canal. This connects the outer ear to the eardrum. Our audiologist will examine your external auditory canals and eardrums using a video otoscope. This way, you can also see the inside of your ears and what the audiologist is looking at.

3. Pure Tone Audiometry

This assessment measures hearing threshold levels. Furthermore, pure tone audiometry enables the audiologist to assess the degree, type and configuration of any hearing loss. So, this part of the hearing test provides the basis for the diagnosis and management of your hearing. All you need to do, is press a button when you hear sounds presented at varying levels.

4. Speech Audiometry

At this stage of the hearing test, your ability to hear and understand speech at soft conversational levels is also assessed. This test requires you to repeat the words you hear through the test headphones.

5. Tympanometry

By creating variations in air pressure along the ear canal, this examination evaluates the condition of the bones in the middle ear and mobility of the eardrum (tympanic membrane).

6. Audiologist Recommendation

The audiologist will discuss the results of your hearing assessment with you. The outcomes of your assessment will determine what options or next steps exist for you. Rest assured, our audiologist will discuss the full range of options available, so you can make an informed decision.

Book your next hearing test with Noosa Hearing, located inside Noosa Optical, in Noosa Junction.

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