Tests are required to correctly gauge the amount of hearing loss in one or both ears. Over time, hearing ability can decrease without warning. Advanced Audiology provides the necessary tests to measure the hearing threshold for each individual. The clinic offers a free advanced hearing screening to get the ball rolling in the right direction. Temporary hearing issues can easily become chronic when they are left untreated.
Hearing evaluations for children
Newborn babies and children can be tested for hearing deficiencies. Since their auditory system is still growing, it will respond negatively when left untreated. To avoid larger health issues later in life like learning disabilities, hearing evaluations for children are a necessity.
Diagnostic audiologic evaluation
For further examination of hearing capabilities, a diagnostic audiologic evaluation is recommended. This usually happens when the initial hearing screening is inconclusive. Common tests during the evaluation are bone conduction, speech and pure-tone testing. The type of tests used vary per individual, but usually have a connection to past health history.
Industrial hearing screening
Excessive noise exposure in work environments is dangerous for hearing health. Bad conditions for hearing become a bigger issue with age, along with symptoms that are difficult to manage. Industrial hearing screenings help workers decide whether a full test or evaluation is needed for hearing loss. With the rising crisis of hearing health, industrial hearing screenings are sometimes considered mandatory requirements.
Otoacoustic emissions tests
Transient and distortion product are two types of otoacoustic emissions tests performed by audiologists. It is an inner ear test that checks how well an ear responds to sound. The test only takes a few minutes, and is completely automated by a computer.
Getting the right adjustments for hearing aids requires personalizing the settings. Audiologists create an individual hearing profile to meet the necessary requirements for the wearer. It is unique to the hearing device and its user for creating a compatible hearing environment.