Visual Examination and Air Conduction Testing
Your ear canal and eardrum will be inspected to check for signs of infection of the ear canal or middle ear, and for ear wax blockages; any of these problems can contribute to hearing loss, and can be treated by a medical doctor. If none of these conditions are present, we will continue with a pure-tone air-conduction test. This test determines the softest tones you can hear at least 50% of the time they are played for you.
During this test, you will sit inside our sound booth wearing earphones. The practitioner plays several tones at different frequencies; these frequencies represent the range of sounds you would commonly hear in the world. Your response is charted on an audiogram, with the resulting graph showing how well your outer and middle ear structures are processing sound.
Test Yourself for Hearing Loss
Generally, people with hearing loss can hear many sounds, but they may struggle to hear some specific sounds or may not be aware that they are missing them altogether. Let’s explore how well you are hearing everyday sounds.
Unsure of what you are missing? Check out these following questions:
Do you sometimes have difficulty in understanding speech on the telephone or TV?
Do you sometimes feel people are mumbling or not speaking clearly?
Do you find it difficult to follow a conversation in a noisy restaurant or crowded room?
If you answer yes to one of these questions, please contact us for your hearing loss solution.