HEARING TYPES

At HearCare Audiology, we want you to have the best hearing ever. With a comprehensive hearing test and an honest discussion about your lifestyle and preferences, we’ll assess your hearing, detect potential issues and offer treatment options and solutions. Hearing better starts with a hearing test.

Hearing Health History Hearing Needs Assessment

HEARING HEALTH HISTORY AND HEARING NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Your audiologist will ask you a series of questions about your personal medical history, your family medical history (including whether you suffer from allergies, regular ear infections, etc.), your work environment (to determine if you are at risk of noise-induced hearing loss). The audiologist will also ask if you’ve experienced any recent head and/or ear trauma, as injury to the cranial area can sometimes result in temporary or permanent hearing damage. It’s essential for us to gain this detailed picture of your overall hearing health to understand not only your hearing loss but also your lifestyle and your specific hearing needs, in order to offer appropriate advice on how to manage your hearing loss and tailor a hearing solution specific to your individual needs.

Hearing Health History Hearing Needs Assessment
Physical Ear Examination
Physical Ear Examination

PHYSICAL EAR EXAMINATION

The next step is to examine your ears with an otoscope to see if there is any wax blockage or other physical obstruction in your ears causing your hearing issues. Our clinic is equipped with necessary equipment for ear wax removal.

 

 

The final step is a series of painless and non-invasive diagnostic hearing tests, normally undertaken in a soundproof room, encompassing both sound and speech discrimination testing.

Pure Tone Audiometry

PURE TONE AUDIOMETRY TEST

Is a hearing test that determines the degree, shape and type of hearing loss present in each ear. It uses a series of pure tones to identify the softest level you can hear across a range of frequencies in each ear. 

 

 

Pure Tone Audiometry
Speech Audiometry
Speech Audiometry

SPEECH AUDIOMETRY TEST

Is a hearing test used to indicate speech understanding at various volumes and with and without the presence of background noise. You will be asked to repeat a series of words in each ear under headphones. These words are often presented at a normal conversational level and then with amplification, to help the audiologist assess if a hearing aid would be of benefit to you.

Tympanometry

TYMPANOMETRY TEST

This test is to assess your middle ear function (i.e., how well your eardrum is moving and the reflexive responses of the middle ear muscles). This quick and painless test can identify if there is a perforation in the eardrum, middle ear fluid, patent grommet, Eustachian tube dysfunction, or other medical conditions.

 

Tympanometry
Hearing Test Results
Hearing Test Results

HEARING TEST RESULTS

Once you have completed the series of hearing tests your audiologist will present you with a thorough explanation of your test results. If we have identified a hearing loss, we will discuss your options, including whether you require any medical or surgical treatments, and make some hearing aid recommendations suitable to your individual circumstances.

HEARING TEST TYPES

BASELINE HEARING TEST & CONSULTATION (COMPLIMENTARY) - 90 MINUTES

This is an ideal introduction to the world of audiology. You may not have any hearing concerns, or you may have noticed some occasional hearing issues or your family may have noticed certain issues with your hearing. This complimentary Baseline Hearing Test is designed to screen your hearing acuity and the consultation involves discussion of your results and hearing aid recommendations, if necessary. Your audiologist will discuss all the necessary detail regarding your treatment plan.

DIAGNOSTIC AUDIOLOGICAL EVALUATION – ADULT ($75) - 45 MINUTES

Your audiologist will perform a complete diagnostic audiological evaluation when requested by your physician, ENT specialist or if you are self-referred with concerns of sudden hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness/vertigo, ear pain, ear infection etc.

 

 

 

DIAGNOSTIC AUDIOLOGICAL EVALUATION – CHILDREN ($60) - 45 MINUTES

Your audiologist will perform this comprehensive diagnostic evaluation when requested by your child’s school/teacher, physician, ENT specialist, or if you have concerns of poor school performance, speech delay, behavioral problems etc.

EMPLOYMENT TEST ($40) - 30 MINUTES

Your audiologist can conduct pre-employment checks, annual checks, civil aviation hearing exam and hearing exam for commercial divers and scuba diver licensing. Or you can book this test when requested by your employer or any other third-party.