A hearing “test” actually includes several tests that measure how well you hear a variety of sounds, such as tones and speech. A baseline hearing screening is recommended at age 50, unless you're experiencing symptoms of hearing loss sooner.
Your Beltone hearing care professional will guide you through the steps of a thorough hearing evaluation, including:
- A visual examination of your ear using an otoscope
- Air and bone conduction testing
- Word discrimination testing
After your evaluation, we'll show you your results on an audiogram. An audiograms provides a visual representation of the sounds you're hearing and the sounds you're missing.
All Beltone practitioners strictly adhere to all federal, state and local regulations regarding hearing instrument dispensing protocols, and follow nationally accepted testing guidelines set forth by the American Speech Language Hearing Association, the American Academy of Audiology and the International Hearing Society.