Hearing Evaluation - The Hearing Center

Hearing Evaluation

How To determine Your Hearing Sensitivity?

To determine your hearing sensitivity, we conduct a diagnostic hearing evaluation. We begin with a Threshold Audiogram. Generally, narrow-band noise or pure-tones are used to determine the softest level you can detect in each ear at various frequencies or pitches.

Word recognition testing and other special tests may also be conducted to further evaluate the adequacy of the auditory system. This information is used to help determine the type of hearing impairment, the possible location of the impairment, and the necessary means of treatment and/or rehabilitation.

In some cases, the test results and/or particular symptoms will warrant further evaluation of the auditory and/or vestibular system prior to the beginning of the rehabilitation process.