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What's involved in a hearing test?

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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Dr. Gregg Alexander
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Audiometry

Hearing can be tested with an audiometer distinguishes between air conduction (conductive hearing loss) and bone conduction(sensorineural deafness).

In brief: Audiometry

Hearing can be tested with an audiometer distinguishes between air conduction (conductive hearing loss) and bone conduction(sensorineural deafness).
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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