Hearing Tests

Many adults report that the last time they recall hav­ing a hear­ing assess­ment is some­time in ele­men­tary school, yet hear­ing loss is the third most com­mon med­ical com­plaint in old­er adults. Diag­nos­tic hear­ing assess­ment is a com­bi­na­tion of tests to deter­mine whether hear­ing loss exists, sever­i­ty of the loss, pitch­es affect­ed, impact on com­mu­ni­ca­tion abil­i­ties, and iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of the por­tion of the audi­to­ry sys­tem that has been affected.

Hear­ing assess­ment can be com­plet­ed even for new­born infants and preschool­ers as well as school-age chil­dren. Do not wor­ry if your child is unable to answer ques­tions or iden­ti­fy sounds or objects, there are phys­i­o­log­ic test meth­ods to pro­vide infor­ma­tion regard­ing hear­ing sen­si­tiv­i­ty that require no active response from the patient. Con­cerns regard­ing your child’s respon­sive­ness to voic­es or envi­ron­men­tal sounds as well as delayed speech and lan­guage devel­op­ment war­rant sched­ul­ing a hear­ing assessment.Below, you’ll find a list of tests offered by DMG Hear­ing & Audi­ol­o­gy along with a descrip­tion of each.