Diagnostic Hearing Evaluation
Hearing can be evaluated in patients of all ages, from newborn through geriatrics. The patient is seated in a large soundproof room during testing to ensure accurate test results.
Adults and older children will be tested using a series of low and high frequency words to determine your ability to understand verbiage within a short distance (as in conversation). We will also give you several words to repeat. The results will help us determine your percentage of hearing loss, your ability to understand speech and if hearing aids will help you.
The results of your test will be recorded on a form called an audiogram. The audiogram reflects your hearing loss in frequencies and decibels. You will be shown the type, pattern and degree of your hearing loss, as well as the percentage of normal conversation speech that you are still able to hear.
Dr. Scarrow will then relate your results to your concerns about your hearing. The next step is to consider treatment solutions. We will take the time necessary to understand your concerns so that we can provide you with everything you need to make an informed personal decision.