Hearing Tests

At The Hearing Professionals, we conduct comprehensive hearing tests for individuals ages 18 years and older. . We start with a hearing screening and then move on to the diagnostic hearing evaluation.

We recommend regular hearing tests, similar to dental and vision check-ups, to ensure that your hearing health is at its best. Our licensed hearing instrument specialist conducts a thorough evaluation and provides a comprehensive report of results and recommendations to you.

What is a hearing screening?

If you are concerned about your hearing, give us a call, and we’ll schedule a hearing screening for you. We provide hearing screenings for adults of all ages. If you pass the hearing screening, there won’t be a need for any further evaluation.

However, if you fail the screening, we will do further testing to determine the type and severity of hearing loss and will prescribe the best treatment option available. It is important to prioritize your hearing health as it can impact your overall quality of life, including communication, work, and social interactions.

If you are concerned about your child’s hearing, please give us a call at (508) 794-3620, and we can schedule a hearing screening. 

Hearing is a big part of learning development in many different areas, such as speech, language, and social skills. A hearing screen can let you know if your child needs a more in-depth hearing test. 

What is a diagnostic hearing evaluation test?

A diagnostic hearing evaluation is a comprehensive hearing test that can determine the type and degree of hearing loss and its underlying causes. It is an important first step in the process of diagnosing and treating hearing loss.

Who should get a diagnostic hearing evaluation?

Adults should undergo a baseline hearing test at age 21 and subsequent tests every ten years until age 50, then every three years. 

However, if you notice any changes in your hearing, such as difficulty understanding conversations or hearing any ringing or buzzing sounds, you should get a diagnostic hearing evaluation as soon as possible.

What happens during a diagnostic hearing evaluation?

During a diagnostic hearing evaluation, a trained, licensed hearing instrument specialist will perform a series of tests to evaluate your hearing. These tests may include the following:

Pure-tone audiometry

Pure-tone audiometry is a hearing test that evaluates your ability to hear sounds of different frequencies and volumes. During the test, you will wear headphones and listen to a series of tones at different frequencies and volumes. 

You will be asked to indicate when you hear each sound by raising your hand or pressing a button.

Speech audiometry

Speech audiometry is a type of hearing test that evaluates your ability to understand speech at different volumes. The test measures how well you can hear and understand spoken words in quiet and noisy environments. 

During the test, you will listen to a series of words or sentences and repeat them to the hearing instrument specialist. 

Why is a diagnostic hearing evaluation important?

A diagnostic hearing evaluation is important because it can help rule out any type of hearing loss that can be treated medically or surgically before considering hearing aids or other treatments.

It can also help identify any underlying conditions causing your hearing loss, such as ear infections or tumors.

Hearing Test in Massachusetts

If you're concerned about your hearing, it's important to get a diagnostic hearing evaluation. This comprehensive hearing test can determine the type and degree of your hearing loss, as well as its underlying causes.

Our team at The Hearing Professionals can provide you with a comprehensive one-hour hearing test performed by Ken Pruyn, a Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist with over 14 years of experience.

He will walk you through your hearing test and help you understand the results. Ken is passionate about helping you hear clearly. He prides himself on taking the time to find the hearing solution that works best for you.

You can request an appointment online or call us at (508) 794-3620 to arrange an in-office appointment at any of our eight Massachusetts offices: Framingham, Marlborough, Concord, Waltham, Newton, Dedham, Quincy, and Hingham.

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