Kids' Hearing Tests Are Fun!

    There are many times children have their hearing evaluated. The most common are the screenings that children have in the hospital when they're newborn, screenings at pediatrician's well visit physicals, and in school. In our offices, there are several reasons our ENT physicians request a hearing test for their young patients. They may want to see how ear infections may be affecting hearing to determine the best possible treatment options. They may want a retest to see how hearing has improved following treatment. In addition, we may be evaluating concerns over hearing loss when nothing may be obvious…
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Topics: Art Tepper, Au.D., Audiology, Blog, Ear, Nose & Throat

What Does An Audiology or Hearing Test Consist Of?

If you or someone you know is experiencing hearing problems, you may be wondering if there is a physical problem or if you need hearing aids. Considering how important your hearing is in your day-to-day life, it is good to see an audiologist to make sure that you are properly diagnosed. The place to start is with a comprehensive audiological evaluation. We start with an examination of the ear canals, ensuring there is no blockage like earwax (cerumen), and no obvious problems with the appearance of the eardrums (tympanic membranes). Next, a measurement called Tympanometry is done to test the…
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Topics: Art Tepper, Au.D., Audiology, Blog, Ear, Nose & Throat
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