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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
104 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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Living with Hearing Loss (Tip)

Living with Hearing Loss

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
Yearly
Get an audiogram
Yearly
Discuss the results of audiogram with your ENT
Yearly
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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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Living with Hearing Loss (Tip)

Living with Hearing Loss

What if i can't hear someone calling my name and they need help in the next room? ...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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Living with Hearing Loss (Tip)

Living with Hearing Loss

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