Hearing Tests in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV
How to Prepare for a Hearing Test
In preparation for your hearing test, gather any information you have about your family medical history, as well as your own. Include information on any recent illnesses, injuries, and current medication you are taking. Additionally, you’ll want to recall if you have recently been exposed to any loud noises.
The first step of the hearing test is a consultation with your audiologist, where you will provide the above information. If you are experiencing tinnitus (a ringing of the ears), be sure to report this as well. Your audiologist will ask about your daily activities and occupation to have a better picture of your lifestyle and factors which may contribute to hearing loss.
What to Expect at a Hearing Test
Your audiologist will conduct a combination of the following tests:
After the Hearing Test
Your hearing ability will be recorded in an audiogram, a visual representation of your hearing by ear. The speech recognition test will be recorded as a percentage. Audiograms give your audiologist information about the level and severity of your hearing loss, which ranges from mild to profound. From these results, your audiologist will determine whether or not your hearing needs treatment. Based on your consultation earlier, together you and your audiologist will determine the best course of treatment for your hearing loss.