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Doc is sending me too ENT dept for hearing test I am slightly dear in left ear and ringing in left side of my head what can I expect from app?

Doc is sending me too ENT dept for hearing test I am slightly dear in left ear and ringing in left side of my head what can I expect from app?

Hearing test, exam: Hopefully you will get a thorough head and neck exam including the ears and a hearing test. The test should be able to tell if the loss is by the nerve, the drum and hearing bones, or both. If there is a major difference from the other ear additional testing may be necessary with possible mri. Surgery for conductive loss or hearing aid for nerve loss might be recommended. ...Read more

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Hearing Test (Definition)

A hearing test or audiogram is a test performed to determine how well one hears both sounds ...Read more


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What is a hearing test like for a child?

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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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

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What can I expect at a sedated hearing test?

What can I expect at a sedated hearing test?

Sleep: Most of the time we do this for pediatric patients, but we also do this for some adult patients. Usually we start an iv, then use some short acting sedatives to put you into a gentle sleep. The patient usually only remembes the IV and then drifts off to sleep. We can also do this with oral medications, so skipping the iv. ...Read more

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Do you get hearing test results back stright away?

Generally: Hearing tests are performed by a technician, who gives the results to the physician who ordered them. However, they generally can tell you whether you have conductive or sensory hearing loss right there on the spot. ...Read more

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What does a failed hearing test mean for a 5 year old?

What does a failed hearing test mean for a 5 year old?

Depends: If the test was done at school it may mean that the child has fluid behind the eardrum decreasing hearing or may have wax in the ear blocking hearing. When children fail such a test we want to see them as the most common reason is one of the above. If all is clear then an ENT or formal hearing test with an audiologist may be needed. Usually not a serious problem. See your doc. ...Read more

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What happens if my infant does not pass a hearing test?

What happens if my infant does not pass a hearing test?

Further testing: The screening of newborns for hearing loss is one of the great public health triumphs in the last 10 years. The screening tests used have some shortcomings that occasionally require additional testing in order to accurately define the hearing levels in young infants and children. Defining the hearing levels is important and can have enormous implications for speech and language development. ...Read more

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My hearing test is normal but I have trouble understanding speech. Why?

Maybe aphasia: I am glad you had your hearing checked first as that would be the initial thing to look into. If those tests are normal, then how your brain processes speech. Some strokes can affect the part of your brain that allows you to hear and speak properly. Problems are called aphasias. Also, even with normal hearing, some people can be distracted if trying to hear with lots going on. Get checked out. ...Read more

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I have a question about a hearing test done by an audiologist? Is he phd trained?

Maybe: Recently trained audiologist have an aud degree that is a doctors degree in audiology. It is also possible to have a phd in audiology, but this is less common. ...Read more

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Why would need a hearing test if it is getting harder to hear in noisy restaurant?

Maybe a partial loss: Having trouble distinguishing sounds in a noisy environment may indicate partial hearing loss. You may be able to hear reasonably well for many sounds (or frequencies), but have loss for some frequencies which could make it harder to pick out, or distinguish, sounds as you once did. It never hurts to get tested and find out if there's something up...Or down! ...Read more