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What's involved in a hearing test?
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
Depends on the type: There are hearing screens and full blown hearing tests. Screens may be simple, brief tests where a soft-tipped probe is held gently in your ear, special sounds are emitted, and the response of the ear is measured by the machine. More formal tests involve wearing headphones in special, quiet booths or rooms and testing your ability to hear various sounds and sound strengths. All are painless!
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Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Audiometry: Hearing can be tested with an audiometer distinguishes between air conduction (conductive hearing loss) and bone conduction(sensorineural deafness).
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Last updated Feb 26, 2014
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