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Hearing Test

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Hearing Aids

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Hearing Test

An audiometric hearing test is a diagnostic procedure designed to evaluate an individual's ability to hear and interpret sounds. It's an essential tool in audiology, helping professionals understand the nature, type, and degree of a person's hearing loss, if any.

Purpose and Importance

The primary purpose of a hearing test is to measure the softest sound an individual can hear at different frequencies. This test is crucial because:

  • It helps in the early detection of any hearing impairments, allowing for timely interventions.

  • Regular hearing tests can track changes in one's hearing over time.

  • Sometimes, hearing loss can be a symptom of other underlying health conditions, making this test a vital diagnostic tool.


During a hearing test:

  • Preparation: Upon your arrival at the audiology clinic, you'll be briefed about the procedure to ensure you're comfortable and aware of the steps involved.

  • Soundproof Room: You will be escorted to a specially designed soundproof room. This environment ensures external noises don't interfere, providing the most accurate results.

  • Equipment Introduction: You will be provided headphones connected to an audiometer. The audiometer is a sophisticated machine designed to evaluate an individual's hearing capabilities across different frequencies.

  • Sound Testing: As you settle in, different sounds, varying in tones and frequencies, will be played through the headphones. These sounds range from soft to loud, covering a spectrum of pitches.

  • Response Recording: You'll be instructed to indicate, typically by pressing a button, every time you hear a sound, no matter how faint. The audiologist will meticulously record your responses to create a detailed profile of your hearing capabilities.

  • Post-Test Discussion: After the test, the audiologist will discuss the results with you, providing insights into your hearing health and recommending necessary interventions or follow-ups.

Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are sophisticated devices designed to improve the hearing of individuals with hearing impairments. They amplify sound, making it easier for the user to listen to and communicate.

Purpose and Importance

Hearing aids serve multiple purposes:

  • They enhance the user's ability to hear speech, making conversations clearer and more understandable.

  • They improve the user's hearing ability in quiet and noisy environments.

  • By amplifying sounds, they contribute to a better quality of life, allowing users to enjoy music, movies, and other auditory experiences.

Components and Functioning

A typical hearing aid consists of:

  • Microphone: Captures sound from the environment.

  • Amplifier: Increases the volume of the captured sound.

  • Speaker: Delivers the amplified sound into the user's ear.

Types of Hearing Aids

Hearing aids come in various styles, each designed to cater to specific needs and preferences. Here's a deeper look into the different types:

  • Behind-The-Ear (BTE): These are among the most recognized styles. They are versatile and can be used by individuals of all ages, from children to seniors.

  • In-The-Ear (ITE): These custom-molded devices fit directly into the outer ear. They are suitable for mild to severe hearing loss.

  • In-The-Canal (ITC) and Completely-In-Canal (CIC):  ITC hearing aids are designed to fit partially inside the ear canal, while CIC models sit deeper and are almost invisible to the naked eye. These are ideal for individuals seeking a discreet hearing solution and suitable for mild to moderately severe hearing loss.


Judith Doughty

Essence Audiology has been my audiologist for a number of years.

I have always appreciated his quiet empathy, his professionalism as he answers my many questions and his willingness to discuss future options for me.

Catherine M.

Very competent and knowledgeable Audiologist.

I was made aware of all latest rechargeable technologies, I was made very comfortable to participate in the decision making process.

Best of all I was allowed to trial the hearing devices before I committed myself to the fulltime use and purchase.

Tiffany Smart

Took my young daughter in for a hearing test and the time and care that was provided, was second to none.

Absolutely wonderful!

David C.

Essence Audiology are great service providers. They have been highly supportive and responsive to the Hearing Aid needs of my family.

The team has been both kind and gentle with the testing of my elderly mother and been willing to make her life easier by seeing her at her nursing home.

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Friday: 9 am–5 pm
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