One of the key components of a thorough diagnostic evaluation is a complete audiometric (hearing) assessment. Some dizziness and balance disorders develop hearing problems as a result of the condition. It's important to have a comprehensive hearing assessment as part of the diagnostic process to more accurately diagnose and differentiate the source of the problem. All of our hearing tests are performed in sound booths to ensure the the most accurate results as possible.

The objective of any hearing test is to measure the threshold for tones and speech. During a hearing test, an Audiologist will place foam earphones in each ear and a headband around your forehead to hold a bone conductor in place. The foam earphones deliver sound through the air (sound waves) and the bone conductor delivers sound through small bone vibrations. Patients normally do not feel the vibration of the bone conductor during the test.

During testing, you will be instructed to respond each time you hear a soft tone presented in either ear. The Audiologist will be measuring the threshold for tones over a range of frequencies. Typically, the range is 250 to 8000 Hz, because this encompasses the frequency range necessary to understand speech and common noises and sounds.

An audiogram is produced by the testing equipment, which is a graphic representation of audiometric data. The audiogram is very useful because it provides a convenient way to visualize a patients hearing ability on a scale related to the “normal” range of hearing. Another necessary component of the hearing assessment, is speech testing. 

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Hearing Evaluation