If you think you or a loved one might have hearing loss, the first step is to have a hearing test at a hearing clinic to get a better understanding of your hearing health. Our hearing care professionals are equipped with the necessary training, experience and technology to perform the hearing test you need.
Many people are very anxious at the thought of a hearing test, though it isn’t a stressful process. Here are some tips to help prepare for your hearing test:
Your hearing test is evaluated using an audiogram. This shows test sounds on a scale and provides information on the hearing threshold level in decibels. A hearing test isn’t a pass-fail exam, but the results can show whether you have hearing loss in one or both ears and how much hearing is gone. Here's how it works:
Some of our clinics can perform hearing tests on children, though it will depend on their age. During the hearing test, the hearing care professional will ask young children to do a simple activity such as placing a ring on a peg when they hear a specific sound. Older children may have to press a button or raise a hand when they hear the sound until the child no longer reacts. If you want to know which of our Helix Hearing Care clinics are able to offer pediatric hearing tests and services for your child, please contact us.