Why would I get the hearing evaluation done?

You may not realize hearing loss because it’s often a gradual process. That’s why it’s important to have your ears checked when your doctor says you should, even if you think you’re fine. Our dedicated team is at your disposal, providing a centralized solution to all your industrial hearing needs. With a fleet of 130 mobile testing units, we deliver consistent & dependable audiometric testing to all your worksite locations from coast to coast. The comfortable and private mobile units eliminate the inconvenience of sending employees to off-site clinics – reducing disruption, travel, and labor cost associated with compliance obligations.

What do we do?

We specialize in hearing assessments and rehabilitation with digital hearing aid fitting and assistive listening devices. We have a wide range of Hearing aids with advanced Hearing Technology like Invisible Hearing Aids, Rechargeable and Bluetooth connectivity Hearing Aids and Hearing Aid Accessories, which will suit your lifestyle and make it more stylish and comfortable, easing all your problems. We provide a complete range of hearing evaluations to diagnose your hearing problems. Contact us for more information.

Explore our range of hearing tests

Hearing tests are done to see how well a person can hear how loud and high a sound is. Our audiologist looks inside your ear and sees if there are problems. Explore our range of hearing tests:

1. Pure tone testing

An audiogram is a graph that shows intensity as a function of frequency. This graph shows how hearing sensitivity changes with frequency. Pure-tone thresholds (PTTs) show the softest sound that an individual can hear at least 50% of the time.

Tests for air conduction are also called hearing tests because the sounds go through both your outer and middle ear parts. This test is used to determine which sounds you can hear the least at each one. Putting on earphones lets the sounds go to one ear at a time, so you can hear them better.

2. Bone conduction testing

Bone conduction can help people with hearing loss because a bone conduction device acts like the eardrums and helps them hear better. Having perceptive hearing loss means that the auditory nerves at the cochlea have trouble hearing vibrations. Bone conduction isn’t very good for people who can’t hear.

Our audiologists perform this test when something, like wax or fluid, is getting in your ears and blocking your outer or middle ear. For this test, you will have a small device put on your head or behind your ear. The sounds sent through this device make your skull shake a little bit.

3. Auditory brainstem response (ABR)

Suppose your audiologist thinks that your hearing loss might be caused by a problem with your auditory nerves or a neurological disorder. In that case, an ABR is usually done to see if that is the case. Electrodes are put around the head, and they record how the brain responds to different sounds.

In an ABR test, electrodes are put on your head, scalp, or earlobes, and headphones are given to you to listen to while the test is being done. Your brainwave activity is measured when you hear sounds with different intensity levels.

4. Tympanometry

Probe: A small device on the end of the probe will push air into your ear. A healthy eardrum will let sound pass through it without being blocked. This is a way to find out how well your eardrum moves. The audiologist will put a small probe, which looks like an earphone, into each ear. It’s called a “tympanogram,” and the person who tests you will see a graph on the machine.

This test looks at how your eardrum moves when there is a lot of air pressure. It can tell if there is a buildup of fluid, wax buildup, eardrum perforations, or tumors in the ear canal.

Tympanometry isn’t painful and should not hurt.

5. Acoustic Reflex Testing

The acoustic reflex decay test checks to see if a reflex contraction stays strong or weakens when being stimulated for a long time (usually 10 seconds). 500 Hz and 1000 Hz are the most common frequencies for the test. Normal ears can show decay at higher frequencies, so the test isn’t done above these frequencies.

This test measures the movement of muscles in the middle ear. It is used to determine your hearing problem (the ossicles, the cochlea, the auditory nerve, etc.) and what kind of hearing loss you have.

6. Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs)

You can find out how well your inner ear, or cochlea, works by taking the OAE test. It looks for otoacoustic emissions or OAEs. These are the sounds made by the inner ear when it hears a sound. It is made up of hair cells that vibrate when sound is heard. These tests use a small probe with a microphone and speaker to stimulate the cochlea and measure how it responds to the sound.

This test can tell if there is a blockage in the ear canal, too much fluid in the middle ear, or damage to the hair cells in the cochlea. Testing for OAEs is often a part of newborn hearing screening programs.

7. Speech testing

It is one of the simplest hearing loss tests that audiologists use. Speech testing is one of the tests that they use. Speech testing measures how well each ear can hear speech. Children and adults can have this type of test done over the age of two. It helps to confirm the results of a pure-tone test.

Speech audiometry is different from other hearing tests, which measure a patient’s hearing abilities. It also measures a patient’s comprehension abilities. If the person being tested has headphones on, an audiologist will say certain words to them. As the test goes on, the softest speech that can be heard will be noted.