What’s involved with a hearing test?Posted on December 27, 2013 by ECR Louisville in Blog, Hearing Loss
Featuring Laura Coffee, M.A., CCC-A
The Hearing Test
Sometimes you’ll hear the hearing check-up called the ‘hearing test’. At Avada we prefer to call it a check-up, as a test suggests it’s something you can pass or fail. The objective of the Hearing check-up is for our audiologist or hearing care Practitioners to fully understand your needs – to accurately assess your hearing and so identify the best solution for you. The first stage is to take a case history of your hearing. This may be a brief update if you’ve already had your hearing checked by the professionals at Avada. Then we’ll take a close look into your ears using an Otoscope. This will rule-out if there is anything blocking the sound from getting to your eardrums. An electronic hearing checkup involves the patient wearing a set of headphones while the Practitioner presents tones, and then recorded speech. We measure the comfortable level and the minimum levels of your hearing and compare them to a baseline of normal hearing. It’s quick and painless and we’ll be the first to tell you if nothing is wrong.
For more information, contact Avada Hearing Care.
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Laura Coffee, M.A., CCC-A