Determining your type and degree of hearing loss is instrumental in ensuring you receive the best treatment. In order to determine this, you will need to complete a series of hearing evaluations.
A pure tone audiometry is used to determine the faintest tones you can hear at a variety of pitches. You will be asked to wear headphones and sit in a sound booth for the duration of the test. Tones will be played through the headphones and every time you hear one you will either raise…Read More
There are a number of tests in this category. The most common tests are used to determine your speech reception threshold (SRT) and your speech detection threshold (SDT). Your SRT is a measurement of the faintest speech that you can hear. The SDT measures your ability to understand speech. The tester will read a series…Read More
There are a number of tests that can be used to determine how well the middle ear is working. These tests are used primarily with children 3-5 years old, as they are the ones most likely to experience hearing loss caused by middle ear disease. Tympanometry involves a puff of air being pushed into the…Read More
Otoacoustic emissions are sounds given off by the inner ear when presented with sound. The vibration from the sound wave causes the tiny hairs that line the inner ear to move. This movement creates a barely audible sound called an otoacoustic emission. The emission is echoed back through the middle ear and can be measured…Read More
An auditory brainstem response test is used to determine how well the inner ear and auditory pathway are working. Electrodes are placed around your head to record brain wave activities. You will be asked to lie down and stay still for the duration of the test. Sounds are played and your brain wave activity in…Read More