Hearing Tests in Fredericton, Saint John & Oromocto, NB
A self-assessment is the first step toward diagnosing hearing loss. When it comes to hearing tests and hearing aids, Fredericton residents know that a proper assessment is key. The clinical audiologists of Audiocorp Ltd. recommend that you ask yourself the following questions.
- Do you feel that people are always mumbling?
- Do you have to strain to hear people talk?
- Can you hear people call from behind you or from another room?
- Can you keep up with conversation in restaurants, meetings or lectures?
- Can you hear clearly when on the telephone?
- Do you find yourself following a speaker’s lips more closely?
- Are you frequently turning up the television or radio?
- Can you hear at the theatre, movies or other entertainment venues?
- Do you have trouble hearing in noisy environments?
- Are you limiting social activities due to problems hearing and communicating?
- Do your family members, friends or colleagues have to repeat themselves often?
If you answered yes to any of the questions listed above, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at Audiocorp for complete hearing tests in Fredericton, NB or Saint John. It’s important to keep a positive attitude and understand that help is available. We take pride in finding ways to enhance your quality of life.
The Hearing Test
- We will visually inspect your ears – your audiologist will look in your ears; your outer ear, ear canal and eardrum with be examined.
- Next, there will be a pressure test to check the flexibility of your eardrum and middle ear function.
- We will then ask you to press a button when you hear a tone to measure how softly you can hear tones of different pitches.
- There will also be a speech test. We will ask you to repeat a series of words that are read to you.
Take Your Time & Make an Educated Decision
Depending on your test results, a hearing aid may be recommended. If you are ready to take this step, we will discuss your options during your initial assessment. We understand that many patients need time to think over the options and we respect your decision. Take your time and do as much research as you need in order to make an educated decision. Learn more about hearing and hearing loss by reading an article from Oticon Canada.