Adult Hearing Evaluations
Adobe Hearing Center, located in Tucson, Arizona, provides complete audiological (hearing) evaluations for adults and children, including pure tone audiometry, speech audiometry, and tympanometry. Otoacoustic emissions may be performed, as needed, to assist in determining the type and degree of hearing loss. Hearing evaluations are performed by clinically certified and licensed audiologists.
What is a Hearing Evaluation?
A hearing evaluation is a non-invasive diagnostic test which will determine the type and degree of hearing impairment if one exists. After seating you in a comfortable, sound-proof room, the audiologist will ask you several questions about your medical history and about your hearing difficulties. Following this interview, the audiologist will ask you to wear special earphones and will instruct you to respond to a series of tones at different pitches and loudness levels. You will also be asked to repeat a list of words. The audiologist will record all of your responses on a graph called an audiogram, which is a graphical profile of your hearing. These results will determine whether hearing loss is present. If you have had your hearing evaluated in the past at another facility, it is helpful to bring a copy of the results to your appointment. The results of past audiograms provide useful comparison information, especially when a progressive hearing loss is suspected.
What Happens After the Hearing Evaluation?
Adobe Hearing Center audiologists will carefully explain all of the test results and make the appropriate recommendations to meet your specific needs. Adobe Hearing Center will also mail the audiometric results and recommendations to your referring physician so that he/she will be informed about your hearing.