Diagnostic Audiologic Evaluation (Hearing Test)
CAN A HEARING TEST BE DONE IF I HAVE EAR WAX?
Some wax in our ears is necessary but excessive wax must be removed prior to a hearing test. Excessive wax can interfere with your hearing and cause inaccurate hearing test results. Your ear canals will be inspected thoroughly by our Audiologist before your hearing evaluation. If necessary, wax will be removed by our Audiologist with your permission.
CAN I USE A COTTON SWAB/ Q TIPS TO REMOVE WAX?
It is best not to use Q Tips or cotton swabs inside the ears.You may cause more harm done good if you do so. Qtips/Cotton swabs may push the wax deeper inside the ear, closer to your eardrum, making the wax even harder to remove and possibly puncturing the eardrum. If you want to know the best way to clean your ears, please ask our Audiologist.
HOW IS THE HEARING TEST DONE?
The hearing test is done inside a sound booth. The Audiologist will ask you to listen to a series of beeps of different pitches and loudness.You will be asked to raise your hand or press a button if you hear a beep even if it is very soft. Your hearing will also be tested using words and sentences presented in quiet and/or noise.
After the hearing test is completed, our Audiologist will go over the results with you. If the hearing test results indicate that there is a hearing loss, our Audiologist will make recommendations. You may have a lot of questions at this point. You may even be feeling apprehensive. We encourage to ask questions and voice your concerns. They can provide valuable information about your hearing needs and help us find the right hearing solutions just for you.
Remember when you come to The Hearing Clinic, you become not just a patient but our partner in your road to better hearing. If you have any questions or need to schedule an appointment, call (985)446-8328.