A hearing screening test is a quick test which identifies whether you have or have not a suspected hearing problem. The feedback which you will receive from a screening test is either a pass or fail. If you do not pass a hearing screening test further testing is required. A screening test does NOT tell you the type and severity of your hearing loss; therefore, NO intervention can be recommended based on hearing screening results. An audiologist cannot fit hearing aids based on hearing screening results.
A diagnostic hearing test is an extensive hearing test whereby the audiologist determines the type and severity or quantity of hearing loss. Recommendations for medical intervention and rehabilitation can be determined based on diagnostic hearing test results. Due to your specific complaints and results the audiologist may want to perform specialized tests to gather additional diagnostic information before deciding on rehabilitation options and necessary referrals to other medical professionals.
For the month of March, we are offering FREE hearing screening tests. Phone 021 433 0340 to book your free screening.