So What Happens During a Hearing Test Anyway?
When you arrive for your exam, you will be greeted by Pam, our office manager, and asked to sign our HIPAA privacy statement as required by law. She will also verify your insurance.
As your exam begins, Trude will obtain pertinent background information, such as your hearing concerns, situations in which you experience difficulty hearing, and medical information related to your hearing.
The first test that is conducted is the pure tone hearing test. This is conducted in a soundproof booth. The audiologist will place headphones that are connected to an audiometer over your ears. The audiometer transmits a series of tones at a variety of volumes into your ears to determine the exact point or "threshold" at which you can hear various frequencies of sounds. When you hear a sound, you will be asked to raise your hand.