Having a hearing evaluation is the first step towards improving your hearing. Hearing loss is the third most common health problem affecting adults after hypertension and arthritis. Your hearing ability affects your overall physical and emotional well being. Studies show that improved hearing can raise your self esteem and increase your sense of community and belonging. Improving any potential hearing issue starts with a proper diagnosis by one of our licensed, board-certified audiologists. We offer a variety of tests aimed at accurately determining any physical or cognitive factors affecting your hearing health.
Hearing is assessed using state of the art equipment to determine the type and severity of the hearing loss. The patient is asked to respond when a sound is heard. The Audiologist assesses a broad frequency or pitch range for the softest level you can hear. Testing takes less than 30 minutes. Audiogram is a graph showing the results of your hearing test. Low pitch or frequencies (tones) are shown on the left and high frequencies on the right. Soft sounds are at the top of the graph and loud sounds at the bottom. The loudness where you first hear a tone is marked and these points are connected to form a line. Normal hearing levels start between 0 and 20 decibels.