Audiological Evaluation and Diagnosis of Hearing Loss
Our complete audiometric evaluation is thorough and standardized between our offices. Your audiologist will first examine your ears with an otoscope or video otoscope to determine if there is any excessive earwax (cerumen), or any other problem that may require medical intervention.
We will remove any excess cerumen and test your hearing using tones first, then evaluate how well you understand speech (speech recognition ability) and how well you understand speech in the presence of background noise (Quick SIN - Speech in Noise Test). These tests allow us to diagnose the type and degree of hearing loss you have. You will be given a detailed description of your hearing loss and it's affect on your communication abilities.