What Happens at a Hearing Exam?

     Your general practitioner may check your hearing at wellness visits, but a hearing exam is more thorough and catches hearing loss sooner. There are many causes of hearing loss, so an exam begins with a complete medical history. You will also discuss hearing loss symptoms, if any, and any routine situations in which you are exposed to loud noises. Then you will have your hearing tested. Hearing tests are painless and non-invasive. They are performed in a soundproof booth, and you will wear headphones or earplugs that are attached to an audiometer. The audiometer administers different types of sound that you will be asked to respond to, such as soft pitches and tones, speech, and speech mixed with noises.

       When you feel that things don’t sound “right” or the way they use to, but you don’t know why, come to LINDSAY EAR CLINIC for a complete, painless hearing evaluation from a Registered Audiologist. Specializing in evaluating and treating people of all ages with hearing loss, an audiologist is the extensively trained professional most qualified to perform hearing tests, refer patients for medical treatment, provide hearing rehabilitation services, and help people lead more effective and productive lives through better hearing.   

P.S. Anyone over age 60 should have regular hearing exams. A baseline hearing test followed by regular hearing exams helps detect hearing loss early when it is most treatable.

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Anne Marie Sinasac-Roy

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