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.
are typically performed for the following situations:
loss is suspected
but not understanding speech
middle ear infections
hearing loss (referred by physician)
monitoring of hearing loss
and after ear surgery
(referred by physician)
in the ears or other head noises
Note: If you experience a sudden hearing
loss, contact your physician right away. Sudden hearing loss
requires prompt medical attention.
Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is for informational use only and is not intended to be used as a substitute for evaluation, consultation or diagnosis by a licensed physician or licensed audiologist. Further, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. Always consult with your audiologist and primary care physician regarding matters related to your hearing.