Hearing test

What to expect from your first visit:

Hearing loss is one of the most common health problems, but people may take up to 7 years to do something about it even though it has a negative influence on their quality of life. By taking the first step to see an Audiologist you will find out if you have a hearing loss as well as the different solutions to your specific needs. When hearing loss is treated appropriately it benefits emotional, social, psychological and physical well-being.

 

Before the appointment:

It will help us understand your hearing difficulties and needs if you take a moment to note situations and environments where you struggle to hear. You may also bring your spouse or a close friend that can give us insights of your hearing difficulties.

For your convenience you may download the personal details form and complete it before your appointment.

 

During your appointment:

  1. Interview

This interview is for information gathering for us to understand your hearing difficulties and concerns. Information regarding your general medical history will be asked to identify relevant factors that might have contributed to your hearing loss.

  1. Outer ear inspection

The audiologist will inspect the outer ear and eardrum with an otoscope (light). This is a non-invasive procedure.

  1. Middle ear testing

This is also a non-invasive test to determine the functioning of the middle ear. This test is objective and no response is required.

  1. Hearing test

Various tests will be performed. These tests that are included in the test battery will be selected according to your personal profile. You will be required to respond to sounds that you hear and repeat words.

  1. Discussing results and recommendations

After conducting all tests the Audiologist will review them with you and identify if you have a hearing loss or not. If the case is that a hearing loss is present, she will explain the type and degree of loss and all possible treatment options available to your problem.