Through our qualified Audiologist we perform a hearing test to evaluate an individual’s overall hearing function. All hearing tests are carried out at a soundproof room (Acoustic Chamber/Booth).
A hearing test is a painless and easy process that gets you on the path to better hearing. A complete hearing assessment cannot be performed through a standalone or single test; it may take 3-5 tests to come to a final conclusion about your hearing loss.
For a hearing test, we required patients to complete all the paperwork, which included some general questions regarding their health. Hearing loss could have many causes. It can be affected by some medical conditions like allergies, sinuses, earwax, ear infections, and other injuries. Our audiologist first gains a better understanding of your hearing loss and possible causes through a case study of your health conditions.
After this, our expert audiologist performs your hearing test in a room equipped with proper speakers and an audiometer, known as an "audio booth." Following are some of the best hearing tests that we perform for your hearing.
Pure tone audiometry (PTA) tests the hearing of both ears. During PTA, a machine called an audiometer is used to produce sounds at various volumes and frequencies (pitches). You listen to the sounds through headphones and respond when you hear them by pressing a button.
Immittance Audiometry, also known as Impedance, is a vital hearing test used to assess how well your middle ear is working. With an increase in acoustic pressure in the external ear canal, an impedance hearing test measures the total amount of resistance a sound wave encounters as it travels through the middle ear to the cochlear receptor.
A soft probe tip is placed into the ear canal. Sounds are sent through the probe tip into the ear. When the ear detects the sounds, the cochlea emits a response back that is measured by a sensitive microphone in the probe tip. This response is called an otoacoustic emission (OAE).
For BERA/ASSR testing, two electrodes are to be placed on the forehead and one behind each ear of the child. Sounds are played through earphones that fit inside a child’s ears. This testing is done regularly for infants who do not pass their newborn hearing screening. It is safe and non-invasive but it can only be completed while your child is sleeping. ABR testing is typically done under sedation.
Understanding your hearing test results and solutions for better hearing
We will record your hearing test results on a form called an Audiogram, which describes your hearing loss in decibels and frequencies. It shows the pattern, type, and degree of your hearing loss.
To determine your hearing loss and get the best treatment options, schedule a hearing test with our expert audiologists.Call Us Today