With one and five Americans suffering from hearing loss, it’s important to have your hearing tested to establish a baseline and to determine if any impairment is present. Symptoms of hearing loss include: asking people to repeat themselves, difficulty hearing women and children, turning the volume up frequently on the television or radio and struggling to hear in group conversations.
If you notice any of the above symptoms, consider having your hearing tested at Adirondack Audiology. The professionals at our office are experts in hearing evaluation and provide screenings, industrial hearing tests and live speech mapping.
Diagnostic hearing evaluation
If you’re concerned you may have hearing loss, the first step is to have a diagnostic hearing evaluation conducted by an audiologist. Our hearing evaluation includes a number of different testing methods, such as:
- Air conduction testing
- Bone conduction testing
- Distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAE) testing
- Speech testing
- Tympanometry or acoustic immittance testing
- Tinnitus Assessment
The professionals at our office will review your medical background, symptoms and medications you are currently taking. They will use this information to determine which tests to utilize to create a detailed picture of your hearing. Once this is completed they will discuss your results and recommend treatment if needed.
Industrial hearing tests
Hearing loss can be caused by exposure to loud or damaging noises. One of the most common places noise-induced hearing loss occurs is at the workplace. That’s why we offer industrial hearing tests to determine the noise level in a workplace and if your occupation has contributed to your hearing loss.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has authorized a set of requirements and procedures for employers to follow in an effort to standardize hearing safety practices. These standards include hearing conservation programs designed to make employees aware of noise hazards, endorse proper hearing protection and to periodically test hearing.
Live speech mapping
In the event you are diagnosed with hearing loss, your audiologist will likely recommend hearing aids as the best treatment option. Once you have selected the right hearing aids for your needs, the audiologist will utilize live speech mapping to properly fit your devices. Live speech mapping uses computer technology to fine-tune hearing aids to your specific hearing requirements, which results in a better fit for you and fewer adjustments.
Learn more about our hearing test offerings and live speech mapping by scheduling an appointment with one of the professionals at Adirondack Audiology.