Your hearing care professional will perform a complete hearing evaluation to establish the health of your hearing system. Your medical history will be discussed and you may be asked questions related to noise exposure, medications you’re taking, past surgeries, and possible diseases.
You will then be given a series of test to check for hearing loss including:
- Pure Tone Test
- Speech Discrimination Test
- Most comfortable listening level test (MCL)
- Uncomfortable loudness level test(UCL)
- Bone Conduction Test
- Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs)
The results of your hearing test will determine where your hearing loss is originating from (outer, middle, or inner ear) and how severe it is (mild, moderate, severe, or profound).