Hearing Testing in St Louis
Comprehensive, Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations
Have you noticed signs of hearing loss in yourself or a loved one? If so, we recommend you schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Audiologists. During your consultation, we will perform a comprehensive hearing examination to determine your current hearing abilities. Hearing testing is conducted in a noise-controlled sound booth, and is completely non-invasive and painless.
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Pure Tone Audiometry
The speech audiometry test consists of two parts and will indicate to your audiologist your speech recognition abilities – your ability to hear words and how clearly you are able to understand words.
In the first part of the speech audiometry test, your audiologist will say words are different volumes and ask you to repeat them. This determines your Speech Reception Threshold – the volume at which you were able to hear and repeat words.
In the second part of the test, you will hear a series of words and will be asked to repeat these. This test helps to determine your speech recognition ability (without the element of volume).
This part of the hearing evaluation lasts about 5 to 10 minutes. The score is measured in a percentage.
Auditory Brainstem Response
The results of your hearing evaluation appear in an audiogram, a visual representation of your hearing abilities. The audiogram records your hearing abilities by ear, as indicated from the tests, as well as the configuration of hearing loss if it is present.
The audiogram, as well as a conversation with your audiologist about your lifestyle and hearing needs, will help to determine whether a hearing loss is present. If there is hearing loss, your audiologist will work with you to determine next steps.