Diagnostic Audiologic Evaluations
The evaluation is done to determine if hearing loss is present, and if so, to detail the type and severity of the hearing loss. It may also provide insight into the cause of hearing loss as well as provide guidance for the audiologist in making appropriate treatment recommendations.
What Tests Will Be Done?
A diagnostic audiologic evaluation may be recommended for individuals who did not pass an initial hearing screening. If you have been referred for a diagnostic audiologic evaluation, it means that hearing needs to be further examined to rule out hearing loss.
The evaluation is conducted to determine if hearing loss is present, and if so, pinpoint the type and severity of hearing loss. Diagnostic audiologic evaluations may also provide insight into the cause and provide guidance for our audiologists in making appropriate treatment plans.
Pure-tone air conduction testing determines the softest tones that a person can hear at different frequencies across the speech range. Bone-conduction testing is similar to pure-tone air conduction testing. However, a different type of headphone is used for bone conduction testing and the results will be used to determine if the hearing loss is coming from the outer, middle or inner ear
Our audiologist may also perform otoscopy (examining the ear canal) and tympanometry (test of the middle ear) to determine the health of the ear canal and the middle ear.
Visual reinforcement and conditioned play audiometry for children
Audiologists are specialists in hearing and hearing rehabilitation. Never hesitate to ask our audiologist for clarification or further information on anything you do not understand.
What Can I Expect During a Diagnostic Audiologic Evaluation?
During your appointment a medical history will be completed and our audiologist will want to hear about any complaints you have about your hearing. He will pay special attention to any concerns you have about exposure to noise, tinnitus, and balance problems.
The diagnostic audiologic evaluation is a good chance to establish a relationship with your audiologist. Above all, don’t be afraid to ask questions. You will want to be clear on any information you receive so that you can be an active participant in finding hearing solutions that work best for you and your lifestyle.
Our office is conveniently located off Ben White and Menchaca Road. We take our time with each person, therefore, it is necessary to schedule your appointment in advance.
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I provide a comfortable place for people to come have their hearing tested and discuss their hearing concerns. I offer a free, no obligation hearing aid evaluation. If it turns out that you are a candidate for hearing aids, there is a 45-day trial period that includes follow up care to assure proper adjustment.