A Hearing Test Evaluation Explained
A visit to the doctor can be stressful for some people. Below is a brief explanation of what you can expect to happen when you have your hearing evaluated at our office.
We’ll begin by taking a detailed history. We’ll ask a series of questions about your medical, work and personal life as it relates to your ears and your hearing.
Impedance or Immittance Audiometry gives us an idea of how well the eardrum, the middle ear bones and a few of your ears reflexes are working.
The next step is an examination of your ears. We’ll thoroughly examine your ears for any physical condition that might indicate a need for a medical referral.
Pure Tone Audiometry
This is what you probably think of as a “hearing test”. Your hearing levels are measured using tones and words. Providing us with sensitivity levels and discrimination ability.
Reasons People Wait
How to Convince Someone They Need a Hearing Test
You are married to, live with or love someone who is clearly struggling to hear. How do you convince them that it’s time to get their hearing checked?
The quickest way to bring someone around to the realization that they might be having a problem hearing is to stop being a human hearing aid. Frequent repetitions, tolerating the volume louder than you know it should be and repeating someone else’s conversation to them is a sign that you are becoming their hearing aids. The average person waits for 5 – 7 years to do something about their hearing loss. The sooner they do something about the problem, the happy everyone will be.