When you come in to see Debra L. Greenberger, Leslie Dunst, or Beth Kenny for a hearing evaluation, you will be assessed through a series of diagnostic tools to determine your hearing and inner ear health. These tests may include pure tone air and bone conduction testing, speech reception and word recognition.
The basic comprehensive audiologic test battery takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. This type of hearing evaluation provides information about your potential candidacy for hearing aids or other hearing devices. As part of your hearing evaluation, we review your medical history and discuss communication challenges you are experiencing.
You will be asked to sit in a soundproof room wearing earphones through which different tones will be presented to one ear at a time. You will respond by pressing a button when you hear the tones. You will then be asked to repeat some two syllable words which will get softer and softer. We will get your MCL (most comfortable listening level) and ask you to repeat some one syllable words at that level so we can determine your Speech Discrimination Ability.