How long does it take to get hearing test results?

How long does it take to get hearing test results?

How Long Does a Hearing Test Take and When Will I Get My Results? A hearing test usually takes no longer than 30 minutes. Your audiologist will explain the results to you immediately after the test.

How do I check my hearing test results?

Document each frequency screened in a manner that indicates the decibel it was screened at and whether the result was a PASS or REFER. Use consistent notations with a key indicating which symbols or words denote PASS and REFER so that results are clear to caregivers/guardians and providers.

Is it bad to fail a hearing test?

No one makes any judgments about you because of your hearing, no more than people are “blamed” for wearing reading glasses. You can’t fail a hearing exam! No one at The Hearing Solution gets frustrated or annoyed at you, embarrassed or exasperated – feelings your hearing issues may have caused others in the past.

How to read your hearing test results, the audiogram?

Some hearing losses are more complicated than others, and may take an experienced clinician to interpret the results, but most hearing losses can be categorised in two groups: Sensorineural (inner ear: cochlear or retro-cochlear) hearing loss: The air and bone conduction results sit close together on the audiogram.

Why are some people surprised by their hearing test results?

People are often surprised by the shape of their hearing test curve. This is because hearing loss can be quite gradual and with the brain’s marvellous ability to adapt to the loss it may not be noticeable for some time. Typically, people tend to lose sensitivity in the higher frequencies first.

How does an audiologist diagnose and treat hearing loss?

Audiology diagnosis and testing. An audiologist carries out a range of tests on adults and children to determine the presence, nature and extent of hearing loss and balance disorders, enabling accurate clinical diagnosis in a range of hearing related conditions.

Why are hearing tests not calibrated for hearing loss?

This is the reason these tests cannot measure your hearing loss directly but will try to infer such a loss from other factors, such as having a difficulty in hearing the higher frequencies. Non-calibrated tests will usually fail when your hearing loss is attenuating all frequencies by the same amount.

When to see an audiologist for hearing problems?

Files labelled 70 dBHL and above, are meant to detect severe hearing losses, and will play very loud for a normal hearing person! Interpret your results as follows: If you have trouble hearing any of the higher dbHL files, confirm these results by visiting an audiologist.

When do you use an audiogram for a hearing test?

Updated April 04, 2017. Published January 30, 2011. An audiogram is a document that we use in Practice to take a record of a hearing test. In other words, it is the hearing test graph that we record the hearing test results on to show how well a person can hear different types of sounds.

What should my hearing test results look like?

Your audiologist may conduct a number of tests but the most common tests use pure tones and speech sounds to test your ability to hear across the full range of sounds. What do the test results look like? Your audiologist will mark your hearing test results on a graph that will look something like this.

When did the high frequency hearing test start?

Our High Frequency Hearing Test was one of our first featured tests, back in 2007. Since then, it has become one of our most popular pages too. Originally, the test was intended to measure the highest frequency one can hear, assessing the very last octaves of our hearing and the frequencies that we are supposed to hear when we are young