What to expect
A full professional hearing evaluation usually takes less than an hour.
- Your hearing care professional will probably start by asking you a few questions about your general health and lifestyle, and the health of your ears.
- Next, he’ll look into your ear to examine the canal that runs to the eardrum. He’ll be looking for more clues about your hearing health. The ear examination doesn’t hurt at all.
- For the actual test you’ll be asked to wear headphones and listen to a series of tones to evaluate the sensitivity of your hearing at different frequency levels.
The hearing test results are shown on an audiogram, a graph that, in most cases, will be presented to you right after the test.
It is CRUCIAL that your spouse or significant other accompany you to your appointments.