Hearing is evaluated in patients of all ages, from newborn through geriatrics. The patient is seated in a large soundproof room during testing to ensure accurate test results. Using a variety of clinical tools, which may consist of pure-tone testing, speech audiometry and impedance testing, the audiologist will determine a patient’s hearing acuity.
Should a hearing loss be present, proper follow-up will be recommended by the audiologist. Hearing tests are typically scheduled as a 30-minute appointment.
There are several tests audiologists use to measure hearing and hearing loss:
- Pure Tone Audiometry
- Speech Audiometry
- Auditory Brainstem Response Evaluations (ABR or BAER)
- Transtympanic Electrocochleography (ECOG)
- Otoacoustic Emission Testing (OAE)
> Learn more about how we test children.