The difference between hearing and understanding

Hearing Tests

A complete hearing assessment by a qualified hearing care professional is crucial to identify hearing loss and assess your existing hearing capabilities. Unfortunately, the average person lives with hearing loss for seven years before seeking assistance. Those are seven years that can never be recaptured or relived again.

Trust Hearing Rehabilitation Center to take the time to diagnose any hearing loss you may have and prescribe the right treatment. Researchers have uncovered a relationship between untreated hearing loss and a decline in mental faculties. Don’t delay, schedule your hearing assessment today.

Diagnostic audiologic evaluations

If you fail a hearing screening, you will be referred for a complete diagnostic audiologic evaluation. These comprehensive tests will determine if you have hearing loss and if so, to the type and severity of your loss. 

Pure-tone audiometry will determine the range of tones you can hear at different volumes. For many people, high-pitched sounds such as the voices of women and children and bird songs are the first tones to be lost.

Speech audiometry will determine how well you can hear and process speech in a variety of settings.
An assessment of the middle ear may uncover structural or conduction issues that cause you to have difficulty hearing.
The results of your evaluation are recorded on an audiogram, and the hearing specialist will review the results with you.

Industrial hearing testing

Noise is an occupational hazard for anyone whose job repeatedly exposes them to loud sound. The Occupational Safe and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates the workplace to protect and conserve worker hearing.

The Hearing Rehabilitation Center provides holistic hearing testing programs to keep you in compliance with OSHA regulations and to provide insights into your workers’ environment.

About 22 million workers (17%) are exposed to hazardous noise each year and even more are exposed to ototoxic chemicals that can damage hearing. Custom hearing conservation programs keep your workplace safe and workers productive.

Auditory processing evaluations

Hearing requires your ears and your brain to work together. Sometimes the ears may capture sound accurately, but the brain fails to process the signals correctly. This is known as an auditory processing disorder (APD). Most people with APD do not have any hearing loss. It’s important to identify APD early, as properly hearing and recognizing sounds is crucial for learning and speech and language development.

Because children with APD have trouble processing auditory information, they may struggle in school.

  • Does this describe your child?
  • Struggles with listening in background noise
  • Has trouble following complex oral instructions
  • Easily distracted and frustrated when in noisy environments 
  • Becomes quickly tired or bored during activities that require listening
  • Frequently appears to be daydreaming or zoned out
  • Answers verbal requests with “huh” 
  • Has problems with reading and spelling

If so, schedule a complete hearing evaluation and auditory processing evaluation with Hearing Rehabilitation Center for your child.