A detailed medical history is taken together with discussion about communication difficulties affecting your lifestyle.
The assessment begins with an examination of the ear, the ear canals, and the ear drums. A measurement is then taken to assess your middle ear health and function. Speech Testing is then carried out to determine how clearly speech is perceived at a comfortable listening level. Lastly, Pure-Tone Testing is completed by having the patient listen for very soft tones or beeps. The audiologist will then review the results with you. We recommend that you bring a friend or relative with you as they are usually the first to spot hearing loss.