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Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations

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:

  1. Pure Tone Audiometry
  2. Speech Audiometry
  3. Auditory Brainstem Response Evaluations (ABR or BAER)
  4. Transtympanic Electrocochleography (ECOG)
  5. Otoacoustic Emission Testing (OAE)

Learn more about how we test children.