Hearing evaluations are important for understanding your ear health. The evaluation will include several different tests to see how well you can hear. Our team at Doctors Hearing Care uses the latest technology and equipment to evaluate all aspects of your hearing. We are highly trained professionals who can give you the best care for your hearing.
Hearing Test: What To Expect
A complete hearing evaluation will include taking a detailed case history, looking at the outside of your ear with a device called an otoscope, and measuring how well you can hear tones, words, and sentences. Additional testing may also be necessary to measure your middle ear function and inner ear function.
Hearing Loss Diagnosis
If the hearing test(s) reveal that you have some level of hearing loss, we have various remedies to lessen its impact on your daily activities and enhance your quality of life.
We will work with you to find technology that is right for your lifestyle and hearing loss. Basically, hearing aids come with a microphone, an amplifier, a receiver, and a tiny processor. The effectiveness of this hearing aids comes from the combination of our professional expertise, the device’s software, hardware, programming and fitting.
Surgery & Implants
If the results of your hearing test reveals that you have a hearing loss that can be treated with surgery or surgically implantable devices, our audiologists will refer you to the appropriate physician or ear surgeon. Surgical implants include:
Auditory brainstem implants
Bone-anchored hearing aids
Hearing Test FAQs
What to expect during a hearing evaluation?
A comprehensive hearing evaluation will start ff with a detailed case history, followed by a visual examination of the outer ear through an otoscope. Sensitivity for tones and speech will also be measured. Testing for middle and inner ear function may be performed as necessary.
How is hearing tested in newborns?
Before newborns leave the hospital, they are given either an auditory brainstem response (ABR) screening or an otoacoustic emissions (OAE) test. These hearing evaluations are electrophysiologic, which means that they do not require a voluntary response from the newborn. The results of the newborn hearing tests are either Pass or Refer. In most hospital settings, babies can only be screened twice in the hospital. If the screening result for the second time still falls under Refer, follow-up diagnostic tests should be performed. Doctors Hearing Care have audiologists who specialize in infant and pediatric hearing.
How long does a hearing test take?
On average, we allot 60-90 minutes for an initial audiological evaluation for adult patients. We want out evaluations to be as thorough as possible and we do not want to rush. For pediatric hearing tests, we schedule 45 minutes to allot plenty of time to review and discuss the results with the parents/guardians.
Hearing Tests in New Albany, IN
Our goal is to evaluate and treat hearing loss on an individual basis. We want to make sure that every person, regardless of their age, can communicate and interact with others to the best of their ability. Getting a comprehensive hearing test is just the start of your successful hearing journey.
We understand that hearing aids are an important part of life for people diagnosed with hearing loss. Our team at Doctors Hearing Care Indiana want to ensure that your hearing aids not only remain in peak condition but are best-suited to address your hearing concerns.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment!