Do I need a hearing test?
Your audiologist will take a full case history including establishing the reason for your visit, your medical history and needs.
We provide the following Services to detect and protect against hearing loss:
Diagnostic Hearing Tests
What tests will be done?
The Otoscopic Examination is done by looking into the ear with a light to inspect the outer ear canal and eardrum.
Pure Tone Audiometry
Pure Tone Testing Audiometry is the key test in establishing the patient’s hearing levels.
Different tones are presented to the ear after which it will be required of the patient to press a button to indicate that the tone was heard.
Both Air Conduction Testing and Bone Conduction Testing must be done to establish the type and degree of hearing loss.
Tympanometry is a test done by inserting a small probe into the outer part of the ear canal, a slight pressure is built up in the ear and measurements are done in the form of a tympanogram.
Tympanograms provide valuable information regarding the functioning of the middle ear and can indicate perforations of the eardrum, abnormal pressure, fluid build-up in the middle ear and increased or decreased mobility of the eardrum and middle ear structures
Acoustic Reflex Testing
Acoustic reflex measurements are done to measure the involuntary muscle contraction that occurs in the middle ear in response to loud sounds.
Lists of words are presented to the patient. It is expected of the patient to repeat the words heard to the audiologist. This test provides the audiologist with important information regarding the functioning of the auditory nerve, which is responsible for the message to travel from the hearing organ to the brain.
Depending on the results of the basic test battery, further tests might be recommended by the audiologists. These tests are only done if absolutely necessary. These tests might include/establishing:
- Most Comfortable Loudness Levels
- Uncomfortable Loudness Levels
- Tone Decay
- Reflex Decay
- Otoacoustic Emission
- Speech in Noise Testing
Make a Booking
Would you like to make a booking? You can use our online booking form and we will contact regarding your request.
Alternatively you can call us on: 0824412517.