Audiology

What Is A Hearing Test? - What To Expect When Getting A Comprehensive Hearing Evaluation

Dr. Cliff Olson
January 3, 2018
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What Is A Hearing Test? - What To Expect When Getting A Comprehensive Hearing Evaluation

Dr. Clifford Olson, founder of Applied Hearing Solutions in Anthem Arizona, discusses the 5 tests that an Audiologist will perform when giving you a Comprehensive Hearing Evaluation, and what is a hearing test?

Video Transcript

#1. Otoscopy - Basically looking in your ear to make sure there is no wax or other problems preventing sound from entering your ear.

#2. Air Conduction Testing - Usually while wearing Headphones or Insert Earphones, this is where an Audiologist will  play you "beeps" to see if you can hear them.  They are trying to find out the softest sound you can hear.

#3. Bone Conduction Testing - This is where we send sound into your ear by vibrating  your skull.  This will help the Audiologist identify the part of your ear that is causing a hearing loss, if you have a hearing loss at all.  

#4. Speech Recognition Testing - This is where you repeat words until the audiologist finds the softest level of speech that you can hear.

#5. Word Recognition Score - This is where you repeat words at an audible level and the audiologist determines how accurate you can understand them.  They may need to be amplified if you have a hearing loss. If you haven't had a hearing test in the past 5 years, you should.  Find an Audiologist near you to see how well YOU hear.

Dr. Cliff Olson
Audiologist & YouTuber

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Dr. Cliff Olson

Audiologist & YouTuber