Hearing Tests

Are you suffering from a hearing loss problem and would like to get a hearing assessment? The hearing care professionals at Oviatt Hearing and Balance offer hearing tests for both children and adults.

What To Expect

  1. Call us toll-free or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.
  2. Receive an appointment reminder a day before your scheduled visit.
  3. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and provided with some initial paperwork to fill out.
  4. Once completed, your hearing evaluation will commence.
  5. Our Hearing Testing & Evaluation Process

Your audiologist will first perform and basic hearing screening and gather some information about your medical history by asking you several questions regarding your ears and hearing loss. After your hearing history, our audiologist will physically inspect your ears for ear wax (also known as cerumen) and for any foreign objects that might be blocking your ear canals. Anything partially or completely blocking your ear canals can negatively affect your hearing ability and may alter your hearing test results.

The audiologist will also examine your ear canals and eardrums for problems including holes in your eardrum, signs of infection in your ear canal or middle ear, and any other abnormalities in your ear. If necessary, we will refer you to a medical doctor, most likely your primary care or an ear specialist, for treatment. Remember, audiologists assess hearing; they do not treat ears medically.

Which hearing tests we administer will depend on your specific situation. Your hearing assessment results will be recorded on a graph called an Audiogram. If any part of the audiological evaluation indicates that medical treatment is necessary, the audiologist will refer you to a physician.

Now you know what to expect when you have a complete audiological evaluation at Oviatt Hearing and Balance.   If you or a someone you know suffer from hearing loss problems, contact us today to make an appointment to get a comprehensive hearing assessment.

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