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Hearing Screening or Hearing Test: What's the Difference?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jun 27, 2019 5:11:03 PM

Hearing screening, hearing test, hearing evaluation. You may have heard all of these terms at one point or another. What's the difference?  Is there a difference?  

If you've ever wondered about this and what exactly is involved when you have your hearing checked, you're not alone.

Hearing screenings indicate whether or not hearing loss is present and the results consist of either pass or fail. A screening does not show the type or degree of hearing loss, but rather is an indicator to whether further testing is recommended. 

If your screening signals that you may have hearing loss, the next step would be to have your hearing tested. While a screening is quickly performed, a hearing test is more detailed and thorough. Through headphones, you listen for a series of tones, ranging from low to high frequencies. This testing reveals the faintest tone you can hear at each frequency; the results are charted on an audiogram. This hearing test is known as pure-tone testing and helps to identify the type, degree, and configuration of hearing loss.

A hearing evaluation may be comprised of hearing tests and a consultation with the hearing care provider. They will likely take in your hearing health history, conduct a visual ear inspection with an otoscope that allows them to view the ear canal, and then discuss your results along with their recommendations for how to best address any hearing loss.

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association recommends those below age 50 to have their hearing screening every decade and for those 50 and older, to have their hearing screened every 3 years.

If you're concerned about your hearing, the first step may be to schedule a hearing screening

 

 

 

 

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Topics: hearing test, hearing exam, hearing screenings, hearing evaluation

Healthy heart, healthy hearing

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Feb 20, 2018 9:34:00 AM

February is American Heart Month, so show your heart some love. It's a great time to take charge of your cardiovascular health, make a few lifestyle changes and learn something new.

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Topics: hearing loss, heart-healthy, heart disease, hearing test, hearing exam, heart attacks, heart health, Hearing and the heart, Comorbidities, American Heart Month, Cardiovascular Health

3 reasons to resolve to check your hearing in 2018

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Dec 28, 2017 12:30:00 PM

What's on your resolution list for the New Year? Lose a few pounds, exercise more or try a new hobby? What about getting your hearing checked?

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing test, hearing exam, why you should address hearing loss

Your hearing test: You have nothing to fear!

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Oct 26, 2016 10:57:27 AM

“You need to get your hearing tested.” Whether spoken by a family member or your family doctor, these seven words aren’t always easy to accept. Your response might be “I’m not ready yet.” But what are you really saying? Do you fear the unknown? Or perhaps you have misconceptions about what’s involved with a “hearing test” appointment.                                     

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Topics: hearing appointment, hearing test, hearing exam

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