The Diagnostic audiologic evaluation may be indicated for individuals who did not pass an initial hearing screening. The evaluation process is done to determine if a hearing loss is present and if so then what appropriate treatment should be recommended in proper guidance of an audiologist.
Test to diagnose hearing loss may include: -
Physical exam : - One of our doctors will look in your ear to know the possible causes of your hearing loss such as ear wax, inflammation from an infection. Also, the doctor will look for any structural causes for hearing loss.
General hearing test: - This is also known as whisper test. Doctor will ask you to cover one ear at a time so how well you hear the spoken words at various volumes and how you will be able to respond to other sounds.
Audio meter test: -
During this test our audiologist plays the key role to conduct the whole process. In this
test you wear ear phones and hear sounds and words directed to each ear. Each tone is
repeated at faint level to find the quietest sound you can hear.
It is important to have a diagnostic audiologic evaluation whenever a hearing loss is suspected. It is the first step in identifying hearing loss and dealing with it to improve your quality of life. Book an appointment now or call us and you can also contact us online on our official website HACO.