Audiology Diagnostics Overview
Audiology problems like tinnitus can affect a patient’s hearing and balance and require various testing to diagnose accurately. An audiologist will perform several tests to identify the cause and degree of hearing loss. Afterward, a strategy will be designed for the individual to solve the problem.
At Hillcroft Physicians P.A., we offer preliminary diagnostic evaluations for hearing loss due to problems with the ear canal, middle ear, or eardrum.
Audiology Diagnostics Services
- Pure tone testing
- Bone conduction testing
- Physical examination of ears
Health Tips & Info
What can I expect in a hearing test?
A typical hearing test will take about 15 to 30 minutes. The test is done by playing a series of tones to determine hearing loss. A physical examination will also be conducted by using a special instrument called an otoscope that enables doctors to look inside the ear canal.
What are common problems that cause hearing loss?
Ear infection & allergies commonly can cause hearing loss due to excess fluid in the ears creating pressure. Sometimes earaches may be common as well.
Why is it important to be examined when experiencing hearing problems or pain?
As with any medical problem that causes pain or reduces the perception of your senses, ignoring a problem often makes it worse. See one of our providers as soon as you feel any hearing loss or pain.