Hearing Assessments

Your professional hearing assessment is completed by our Registered Audiologists.

A complete hearing assessment includes the following:

  • Hearing and ear health history: Questions asked about your hearing and ear health
  • Otoscopic inspection: Using a light to inspect the ear canals for wax, foreign bodies or abnormalities and checking the appearance of the ear drum
  • Middle ear analysis: Clinical equipment is used to assess the movement of the ear drum and measure a reflex that responds to loud sounds
  • Speech audiometry: Completed in the sound booth while wearing insert earphones, you are asked to repeat words heard in each ear
  • Pure tone air and bone conduction audiometry: Completed in the sound booth while wearing insert earphones, or an oscillating button worn behind your ear, you are asked to listen for very quiet tones and push a button when the tones are heard
  • The results of this assessment are presented at the end of the assessment. You will be told if further testing is required for your hearing loss

Hearing Aid Evaluation

Following the review of your hearing assessment results you will be advised if you are a candidate for hearing aids and asked if you would like more information about these devices. If so, all of the hearing aid options available for your type of hearing loss will be presented to you. Certain types of hearing aids work better for certain types of hearing loss, therefore the most suitable hearing aids for your type of hearing loss will be recommended for you. It is possible for you to listen to a hearing aid right here in the office before you decide if you would like to obtain hearing aids on a trial basis.

For more information see sections on Hearing Better and Hearing Aids.