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Professional Hearing Test

Professional Hearing Test

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Diagnostic Hearing Test

A professional hearing test is best for those that need a hearing screening as a requirement for a job. 

Hearing excellence provides an all-inclusive test with all the results needed by your employer and some more. We unsure to give you a safe and comfortable experience.

The various tests included are: 

Pure Tone Test 

This test uses pure tone sounds based on frequency to understand your listening ability by playing pure tone sounds ranging from 250 Hz – 8000 Hz. 

These tests results are displayed in an audiogram and give a more objective understanding of your listening ability. There are two ways they perform this test.  

  • Air- conduction (uses headphones or earphones) 
  • Bone-conduction (uses bone oscillator) 

The reason for these two methods of testing is for the audiologist to get a better understanding of the nature of a person’s hearing loss, as the type of hearing loss is determined by whether there is a big difference in hearing between air conduction and bone conduction.   

Tone exposure Air conduction 

Using headphones or earphones, pure tones in the range of 250 Hz to 8000 Hz are tested. With this, the audiologist tracks at what intervals you can hear the sounds and where you cannot. This testing procedure determines whether sound is able to be conducted normally through the ear to the hearing organ.

Tone exposure Bone-conduction- bone  

Using a bone oscillator, Pure tones are presented by vibrating the temporal bone behind the ear and stimulating the casing of the hearing organ directly. The reason for this method is to check the health and ability of your hearing organs directly and to see if there is a hearing discrepancy between both air and bone conduction methods. 

Speech Reception Threshold (SRT) Test 

In this test, the audiologist asks the patient to repeat known words played at different volumes gradually getting softer. 

The purpose of this test is for the audiologist to understand the lowest volume a patient can hear and recognize speech. With the pure tone test the SRT test helps validate the patient’s hearing ability. 

Word Recognition Score (WRS) 

In this test, the audiologist asks the patient to repeat a list of unknown single syllable words back to them at speech recognition threshold. 

The purpose of this test is for the audiologist to understand the speech intelligibility of the patient. 

With this test the audiologist can get a new understanding of comprehension of the patient when sound is presented to them at a known, audibly clear level 

Tympanometry 

In this test, the audiologist will use a special machine to add pressure into the ear, move the ear drum with positive and negative pressure. 

The purpose of this test is for the audiologist to see if there is to determine if there is any pathology or irregularity in the ear canal, ear drum, or middle ear system.  

Otoscopy 

In this test, the audiologist uses an otoscope to look in the patient’s ear to visually observe the health of the eardrum. 

The purpose of this is so that the audiologist can get a visual understanding of any issues in the ear canal itself that may be contributing to a hearing loss, as it can be as simple as having too much ear wax which the audiologist can solve or having an ear infection which the audiologist can direct you to a doctor to address. 

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