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Dr. Michael Pakdaman
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Hearing Test (Overview)

A hearing test or audiogram is a test performed to determine how well one hears both sounds and the spoken voice.


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What is hearing test for presby whatever?

What is hearing test for presby whatever?

Audiogram: Presbycusis is hearing loss with age. An audiogram is best done by an audiologist or doctor of audiology (aud), and then reviewed by an ENT (otolaryngologist). The hearing test should include pure tone testing, a speech descrimination test, and a test for conductive hearing loss. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Pakdaman
107 Doctors shared insights

Hearing Test (Overview)

A hearing test or audiogram is a test performed to determine how well one hears both sounds and the spoken voice.


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Had hearing test and can't hear very high frequency, what does it mean as can hear people alright?

Had hearing test and can't hear very high frequency, what does it mean as can hear people alright?

Hearing loss: High frequency hearing loss (above 30 decibels) may start to occur with age or after chronic exposure to loud noises. You may have a slight difficulty distinguishing womens' voices, particularly in a crowded room. Be sure to use hearing protection and avoid exposure to loud, high pitched noises to prevent worsening of the hearing loss. ...Read more

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Hearing test (Tip)

Ask your md to check your ears. If all is ok ask for referral to an audiologist for a hearing test. ...See more

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Living with Hearing Loss (Checklist)

See an ENT doctor
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Get an audiogram
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Discuss the results of audiogram with your ENT
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Went to ENT for clogged/ringing in ear said ear looked fine did hearing test and gave steroid for slight hearing loss what causes this is steroid safe?

Went to ENT for clogged/ringing in ear said ear looked fine did hearing test and gave steroid for slight hearing loss what causes this is steroid safe?

I commonly: See patients with a small amount of fluid in the middle ear causing symptoms similar to yours and treat with steroids to speed up the healing process. This problem will usually clear without treatment but most people desire faster results. ...Read more

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Hearing test (Tip)

Give them a noisemaker, such as a bell, to attract your attention if they need help. ...See more

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Hearing test showed mild loss in right ear. Also pain And titinitus. Ent doctor dismissive and ordered no further testing. Is it something sinister?

Hearing test showed mild loss in right ear. Also pain And titinitus. Ent doctor dismissive and ordered no further testing. Is it something sinister?

Second opinion: In many cases, seeking a second opinion is not only warranted, but necessary. Unless your disease is life threatening and requires emergency care, it is never a bad idea to seek a second opinion, because the cause for your condition is not found, but the symptoms continue. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What does it mean to get a hearing test? Will it hurt?

What does it mean to get a hearing test? Will it hurt?

Simple: A hearing test is a very simple and non-invasive test. Simply listen to tones and/or voices and press a button... Very simple. ...Read more

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Hearing test (Tip)

What if I can't hear someone calling my name and they need help in the next room? ...See more

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I had a hearing test done. The next morning when I got out of bed I experienced vertigo. Was the vertigo a result of the hearing test?

I had a hearing test done. The next morning when I got out of bed I experienced vertigo. Was the vertigo a result of the hearing test?

Hearing test: No, the hearing test did not cause the vertigo. The question is, why did you have the hearing test in the first place? Did you recently experience a change in hearing? I cannot tell from the information given, but it is more likely your vertigo is associated with the reason you were being seen in the first place. Anyway, go back and see an ENT about the vertigo. ...Read more

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Seeing doc next week but curious:16 mo boy is 27 inch tall (height flat for 6 mo)normal weight. Passed hearing test but dsnt talk. Why might this be?

Recumbent length,: Weight-for age, weight-for-length &head circumference are measured &plotted on who growth charts from birth-2 yrs. His pediatrician will evaluate for genetic &other medical causes of lack of growth. Mt's early intervention program 406-446-3436 will assess him for eligibility for therapy for developmental delays. Prenatal exposure to Lamictal may cause oral clefts, but probably not this. ...Read more

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What's involved in a hearing test?

What's involved in a hearing test?

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! ...Read more

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How can a hearing test help a child?

How can a hearing test help a child?

See below:: The most important time for a child to learn language is in the first 3 years of life. In fact, children begin learning speech and language in the first 6 months of life. Research suggests that children with hearing loss who get help early develop better language skills than those who don’t. The earlier you know about a child’s hearing loss, the sooner you can make sure your child benefits from st. ...Read more

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What should I expect at a hearing test?

What should I expect at a hearing test?

Various: There are various components to a comprehensive audiogram (hearing test). They include checking your responses to various test tones given at various pitches and volumes. Those test tones will be given via earphones as well as by bone stimulator behind the ear. You'll also be asked to repeat back spoken words and assessed for how accurately you do this and at what volume. ...Read more

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What is a hearing test like for a child?

Hearing test: For a 4--5-year-old child, peicture audiometry is good to use. For older children, pure tone audiometry is preferred. For younger children especially from the newborn period, hearing test using otoacoustic evoked potential is best. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could guess on a hearing test?

Not usually: Audiologists are trained to determine whether or not their patients are guessing or faking responses on hearing testing. They have several tricks to determine if the patient is guessing or faking. ...Read more

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What are the lloyd hearing test results trustworthy?

Hearing test: Lloyds chemists have nothing to do with a hearing test. You should never rely on a hearing test without intervention of an ENT specialist (Ear-Nose and Throat specialist), especially if it's your first time getting a diagnosis. Lloyd's is specialized however in hearing aids. Get your ear exam and audiogram from ENT not the supplier of the Hearing Aid that they will sell you, conflict of interest. ...Read more

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What does it mean to get a hearing test? Will it hurt?

Simple: A hearing test is a very simple and non-invasive test. Simply listen to tones and/or voices and press a button... Very simple. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hearing test?

Hearing testa: A hearing test or audiogram is a test performed to determine how well one hears both sounds and the spoken voice. ...Read more