Get Clarity About Your Hearing Status With an Accurate Hearing Test
Are you starting to notice your hearing diminishing? Do people around you tend to hear things better than you? Are you always asking people to repeat themselves at work and at home? If so, you might have hearing loss. But how can you be sure? Easy! Simply schedule a hearing test with AnyPlace Audiology.
We offer comprehensive hearing examinations to accurately determine if you’re struggling with hearing loss. We’ll help you clear up any concerns while supporting you in a treatment plan if hearing loss is the culprit. Our hearing tests are conducted in a professionally designed, noise-controlled space. The treatments are very quick, non-invasive, pain-free, and affordable.
What kind of hearing tests are available?
Pure tone audiometry is a popular hearing test used to determine the presence of any hearing loss. During this assessment, a patient is put in a sound-proof booth with a pair of noise-cancelling headphones. One of our audiologists will play a set of tones at varying pitches. You’ll be asked to identify every time you hear the sound either with a hand wave or some other gesture. The test only takes about 20 minutes to complete.
These tests are composed of two distinct parts and help to indicate a patient’s speech recognition capabilities. A common symptom of hearing loss is the inability to understand people when they’re speaking. That’s a symptom speech audiometry tests are designed to detect. More specifically, these tests will determine your ability to hear and comprehend words.
During the first half of the test, one of our audiologists will speak at varying volumes and request that you repeat what’s being said. This portion of the exam tests what’s known as your Speech Reception Threshold, or the volume you can understand and repeat words.
Tympanometry is designed to assess the condition of your eardrum, your function, and eustachian tube function. This test is able to examine the pressure present in your middle ear and the tube that connects your throat to your middle ear. This reading is relevant as it might indicate if there is fluid stuck in this portion of your ear.
If present, liquid can significantly reduce your hearing. Furthermore, the presence of inner ear fluid might point to a larger issue such as Meniere’s disease. Either way, the results are going to help us further determine what’s causing your hearing loss.
The results from your hearing evaluation will appear on what’s known as an audiogram. This is essentially a visual representation of a patient’s hearing abilities. An audiogram makes a record of how each year is performing and provides a map from which our professional audiologists can make expert assessments and treatment plants.
If the configuration doesn’t suggest hearing loss, you can rest assured that this isn’t the issue. Patients who want a better understanding of their hearing capabilities can request that their audiologist provide an explanation of what the audiogram suggests. Our professional audiologist will be more than happy to walk you through it.
Don’t have time to come in for an evaluation or want to take a quick pre-test before your appointment? AnyPlace Audiology offers a quick hearing test online to give you a rough idea of your current hearing capabilities. The test just takes a few minutes to complete, and you can do it from the comfort of your own home.
Keep in mind that this test should only be used to give you a rough idea of how you’re hearing. It’s not intended to offer a thorough diagnosis. No matter the results, we still advise patients to schedule a professional hearing test at our facility so an experienced audiologist can provide a more in-depth assessment to give you a more accurate idea of the state of your hearing.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of hearing loss, we highly recommend getting a hearing test as quickly as possible. AnyPlace Audiology has flexible hours and can accommodate you quickly to get to the root cause of your hearing problem timely. The quicker we can determine what’s behind your hearing loss, the quicker we can provide you with a personalized and effective solution so you can get back to living your life to the fullest. Feel free to contact us today to schedule a hearing test or to speak with one of our highly knowledgeable representatives.