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When it comes to staying healthy, having a hearing test is just as important as any other health check up. If you suspect that you have hearing loss, you are welcome to book a free hearing test with one of our hearing care professionals.
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Before, during and after a hearing test
Before you come for your hearing test, it might be helpful to think about the following:
- Make a list of the symptoms you’re experiencing
- Write down any questions you want to ask your hearing care professional
- Make a list of illnesses and surgeries you have had
- Think of a family member or friend you could ask to accompany you
- In case you are interested, you can research hearing aid types
- Check your health insurance policy to see how you can cover the cost:
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- Reschedule your appointment if you become sick or are unable to attend
During the hearing test, the hearing professional will look inside your ears using an instrument called an otoscope, which is pain free. It is designed to ascertain whether you have any obstructions or ear infections that might be temporarily affecting your ability to hear properly. In many cases, the issue will not be hearing loss related - but simply a build-up of too much earwax.
After that, you will be asked to listen to several sounds, usually a series of beeps set at different frequencies, to determine if you have trouble hearing certain types of sounds. This part of the hearing test is known as "audiometry".
You may then be presented with a list of words, which will be read out to you and which you will then be asked to repeat. This part of the hearing test is known as the "Familiar Voice Test", and this is when we will ask your friend or family member to take part in the testing, so that we can assess how well you understand a familiar voice.
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What to expect at a hearing test
The results from your hearing evaluation will be shared with you and recorded on an audiogram. The hearing test results will tell us if you have an audible hearing loss or not. Based on the hearing test, your hearing professional will provide recommendations on next steps and what hearing care solutions might be right for you.
If the hearing test shows that you have a hearing loss, the hearing professional will likely recommend a form of hearing loss treatment. In case the treatment involves hearing aids, you will have the opportunity to see and test different types of hearing aids, depending on your hearing loss and lifestyle needs.
If you decide that you would like to get a hearing aid, a separate appointment will then be booked to fit your hearing aids and help you get used to them.
What to expect at a hearing test
Hearing test FAQ
An online hearing test and a hearing test at a clinic with a licensed hearing professional are two different things.
An online hearing test is a quick test of your hearing and gives an indication of how well you hear and whether a hearing test with a licensed hearing professional is recommended for you.
A hearing test at the clinic is conducted by a licensed hearing professional and gives you detailed information on how well you hear and whether you could benefit from wearing hearing aids. You get advice and recommendations based on your results. A hearing test at a clinic is aimed at those who suspect hearing loss and/or already have hearing aids.
A hearing test is performed by a licensed hearing professional and consists of the following steps:
- Discussing hearing concerns, medical history, and lifestyle factors
- Physical ear examination – Your hearing professional will conduct a visual exam of your ears to understand if there are any medical explanations for your hearing loss.
- Comprehensive hearing test – Which includes a series of tests – such as tone, speech, and word tests.
Our hearing test is completely free for those over the age of 19 and there is no obligation to purchase.
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While receiving a hearing test from a certified hearing care professional is the only way to confirm if you have hearing loss or not, there are online hearing screening tests available which can give you an indication of whether you might have hearing loss. The online hearing screening test may use background noise, tone tests, and self-evaluation questions to provide you with a result of whether you might have hearing loss. Take our online hearing test.
Yes. At HearingLife clinics, hearing care professionals ensure test accuracy by using the latest technology and audiological equipment. All audiological devices and testing booths/conditions in HearingLife clinics are calibrated annually as per industry standards and follow the professional guidelines to perform accurate and valid tests. The hearing care professionals are nationally accredited in the country they work in and are highly trained.
While there is no objective test available for tinnitus detection, hearing care professionals can perform tests during a hearing consultation to assess if the client has tinnitus. If tinnitus is detected, they can further assess the nature and severity of the tinnitus.
In most cases, once a year. If the client has been fitted with hearing aids and has stable hearing, it is recommended that the client is seen on an annual basis for a regular check-up and adjustments of hearing aids as required. In some cases, if the client’s form of hearing loss requires more frequent monitoring, a hearing care professional may recommend regular monitoring of fluctuations in hearing (e.g. in the case of Meniere’s disease).
It is recommended that you have a hearing care professional go through and explain the results from the series of tests they performed in the initial full assessment of your hearing. Most audiograms are plotted on graphs with pitches on the horizontal axis and loudness on the vertical axis. As the plots on the graphs go further down the graph, it indicates how much louder the sound signal had to be presented to you in order for you to hear the corresponding pitch which increases along the horizontal axis.