What to Expect During a Hearing Test

Before the hearing evaluation begins you will answer some general medical history questions. Your Audiologist will review your information and ask questions to better understand what you may be experiencing. The hearing evaluation will help your audiologist diagnosis the presence of hearing loss including the degree and type.

One Size Does Not Fit All

South Shore Hearing Center offers you a wide range of suitable solutions. Each person’s hearing loss is different, as well as, individual’s listening needs and preferences.

Types of Hearing Tests

  • Audiometric Test

    Pure tones are presented to determine the lowest level in which you can respond. Speech understanding is also evaluated during a diagnostic evaluation.

  • Tympanometry

    Tympanometry is an examination used to test the condition of the middle ear and mobility of the eardrum by creating variations of air pressure in your ear canal.

  • OAEs

    Otoacoustic emission testing (OAEs) allows the audiologist to understand how the outer hair cells of your inner ear are functioning.