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Understanding a Hearing Screening

The Step by Step Guide

 

  • Background: We disuss your hearing and medical history to better understand your hearing

 

  • Otoscopy: We will place a microscope inside the ear canal to check the ear canal and ear drum. We use this technique to also check for wax deposits and blockages

 

  • Screening: A four point audiogram is performed to see how well you hear different sounds. We use a pure tone test which will show if you have any loss of hearing.

 

  • If you pass, then no other tests are needed. We will recheck this for you at 1-2 yearly intervals. If you fail, we will then advise you to complete our comprehensive assessment to see if you indeed have a hearing loss and what might be causing it.