Anybody who notices a change in their hearing should consider a diagnostic audiological evaluation.?
It sounds intimidating, but we promise it’s a painless, non-invasive assessment that helps a Specialist identify if hearing or speech is impaired. More specifically, it tests a person?s ability to hear different sounds, pitches, or frequencies in various environments.?
Are you interested in learning more??
In this article, you will learn:?
- What an audiology assessment is
- The standard procedure
- How to schedule a hearing assessment?
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What is an audiology assessment or hearing assessment??
An audiological assessment is a convenient way to identify hearing impairment.?
If you are someone who suspects that a friend, loved one, or even you have hearing loss, a hearing test can be done. The test is typically done in a the comfort and privacy of your own home with the use of diagnostic headphones or earphones.
A typical test would take 45 to 60 minutes, depending on age and condition.?
Be sure you are seeing a register professional Audiologist or ENT Specialist when having a hearing test for accuracy.?
Why do I need one??
Hearing is one of the essential senses in the human body as it not only affects how you listen or hear things but even how you speak.?
Without hearing, life can get complicated.?
The longer you wait to get a hearing assessment, the more difficult the solution and intervention will be.?
Standard hearing test procedures?
Your Audiologist or ENT Specialist will ask you to put on headphones.?
Then they will play a series of sounds that you have to listen to. If you hear the sound, let your Audiologist know by pressing a patient response button.? If not, you move on to the next sounds. You will first test one ear, then the other.?
These sounds vary in pitch, volumes, and frequency to test how well you hear. Based on the sounds you hear, your Audiologist will be able to tell the condition of your ears.?
Decibels are the measure of sound intensity and will be the standard way to test your results.?
Typically, a speaking voice is 60 decibels, whispering is 30 decibels, and shouting would clock at 80 decibels.?
Based on your results, your doctor will diagnose you with the following:
- Mild hearing loss: 26 to 40 decibels
- Moderate hearing loss: 41 to 55 decibels
- Moderate-to-severe hearing loss: 56 to 70 decibels
- Severe hearing loss: 71 to 90 decibels
- Profound hearing loss: 91 to 100 decibels
The Audiologist will explain the outcome of your hearing test thoroughly and recommend a tailored solution for you should hearing loss be detected.
How can I schedule a hearing assessment??
Waiting for the problem to worsen is not great for your ears in the long run. Your hearing will only get worse and will be more challenging to solve.?
This is why you shouldn’t wait to schedule a hearing assessment.?
Hearmore UK offers complimentary hearing assessment services within your home. Speak with us today to learn more about how a free consultation could help you.
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