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Frequently Asked Questions About Hearing Testing

Everything You Need to Know About Hearing Tests


Many people are concerned about losing their hearing. At Hearing Associates, we consider it our job to allay those fears and preserve your hearing long into the future. We want to provide you with answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about hearing tests.


How does a hearing test work?

 An audiologist will perform a physical examination of your middle ear, eardrum, and ear canal. Sound and pressure tests may also be administered. Your audiologist will compose an audiogram (a physical representation of the state of your hearing) based on the test results and go over it with you.

Why do I need a hearing test?

You need a hearing test if you are having trouble hearing in crowds, on the phone, experiencing pain in your ear, experiencing dizziness, need new hearing aids, or if you simply have concerns about your hearing.

What to expect from a hearing test for adults?

Hearing tests are painless and can be completed in a matter of minutes. We administer your hearing test gently and in a comfortable environment.

What can I learn from a hearing test?

A hearing test will show the type, degree, and configuration of your hearing loss.

What are hearing tests used for?

The data from hearing tests can be used to develop a treatment for hearing loss, tinnitus, and to fit you with the appropriate hearing aid device.

Who performs a hearing test?

Only licensed audiologists with years of experience perform our hearing tests.

How should I prepare for my hearing test?

No special preparation is needed. Just be sure to clean your ears, tell your audiologist about any medications you may be on, and relax.

What happens during a hearing test?

An audiologist will perform a physical examination of your ears and check for visible damage. Sound tests may also be administered. Then the audiologist will go over the results with you. 

Are there risks involved with hearing tests?

There are absolutely no risks involved in getting a hearing test.

Is there anything else I need to know about hearing tests?

Hearing tests are a normal part of the ear examination process. They are important for providing your audiologist with the information needed to create a specialized hearing preservation plan for you.


A Hearing Test Can Make All the Difference

You depend on your hearing, and a simple hearing test could make a world of difference in your life. Your hearing is important to your safety and your quality of life, so don’t leave it to chance. Let the experts at Hearing Associates improve and preserve your hearing. We have been helping out clients since 1989. Get in touch with us to schedule your hearing evaluation today!

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