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Diagnostic hearing tests

We begin with obtaining a thorough understanding of your hearing difficulties. Then we perform a hearing evaluation, designed to assess the type, source, and severity of your hearing loss. This comprehensive assessment will allow our audiologist to understand your hearing needs in detail and explain everything to you.

The following tests are included as part of your diagnostic hearing test. The test may take 45- 60 minutes.
Otoscopy

Our audiologist looks into your ear canal with a magnifying tool called an otoscope. This helps rule out any physical abnormalities or wax build-up that could be causing hearing difficulties.

Air Conduction Testing

Our audiologist inserts soft foam earphones into your ears and ask you to press a button when you hear a beep. This test measures your hearing thresholds at a range of different pitches and is used to determine the extent and pattern of your hearing loss.

Bone Conduction Testing

Our audiologist uses a headband to position a vibrating box behind your ear. This sends sound directly to your inner ear via the bones in your head. The results help us determine what type of hearing loss you have and allow us to recommend the appropriate treatment option.

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Speech Audiometry

Our audiologist asks you to repeat some lists of simple words. This test helps us find out how well you are able to process speech. It is a vital part of the full diagnostic hearing assessment because it gives us a knowhow into how your hearing loss affects you and how much you will benefit from hearing aids.

Speech In Noise (SIN) Testing

Hearing speech in the presence of background noise can be significantly more difficult, compared to quieter surroundings. Unfortunately, this form of testing is often overlooked by most hearing care professionals. The good news is that Soft Hear always tests your ability to understand speech in noise. With this information, our audiologist can recommend more appropriate hearing devices and help provide proper expectations of your ability to understand speech in noise while utilizing treatment.

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Hearing Needs Assessment

Our audiologist holds a conversation with you about how you experience your hearing and asks a series of questions about your lifestyle to get an idea of your hearing needs. This is the best way for the audiologist to recommend the best solution to improve your hearing and quality of life.

What’s next?

Once the assessment is complete, we will explain the results and recommend if any further investigation or treatment is required by a medical professional. If the tests confirm a hearing loss that could benefit from hearing aids, our audiologist will then work with you to find the ultimate product to suit your budget, technology, and lifestyle.

Personalized hearing solutions

As India’s most trusted hearing specialists, you can count on us to create a personalized hearing solution that is unique to you and your hearing needs. Our team will work with you to understand your hearing needs in detail so you get the best hearing solution for you.