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Hearing Testing

We’re here to help you and or your loved ones hear better and get more out of life. Everything we do is focused on that goal, from the staff we hire, our knowledge and skills, our hearing tests, the brands we select and how we expertly fitting your hearing aid. It’s all to help you hear better.

We offer a wide range of solutions and it is important to remember that there is no such thing as “one size fits all.” Just as each person’s hearing loss is different, so are each individual’s listening needs and preferences. What works for your neighbor, friend or family member may not be appropriate for you.

What happens during a hearing test?

When you arrive for your hearing exam, you will be greeted by our front office staff and asked to fill out several forms, including those that record your personal information, medical history and insurance verification.

When your hearing exam begins, your audiologist will review key personal information with you and will ask you a few questions to discover the specific types of environments in which you may be experiencing hearing loss and hearing problems.

Next, your audiologist may look into your ears by using an otoscope. This instrument is used to see the ear canal and the eardrum and whether or not there is earwax obstructing the canal. Sometimes the audiologist will have a video otoscope, so you can see inside your ear as well.

This testing will enable us to determine:

  • Whether or not a hearing loss exists
  • The possible cause of hearing loss
  • The degree and type of hearing loss and whether the loss exists in one or both ears
  • The best treatment options

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"My wife and I want to express thanks to your staff for competence along with the pleasant work attitude as we visited your office. What a pleasant visit overall and what a great job done with Jean's hearing aids!!! Both ladies deserve accolades for making visitors feel welcome - we surely appreciated their time and attention!!!!"

Dave and Jean M., 
Patient

"I have worn hearing aids for over ten years. I was unable to hear my family and unable to discern the direction sounds were coming from. I wanted to upgrade my old hearing aids. I was fit with new hearing aids with upgraded technology. Dr. Niedringhaus tested my hearing and found changes in my hearing that my old hearing aids were not correcting. I would definitely recommend the Audiology Center and Dr. Niedringhaus to others. I am well pleased with my hearing aids and the service I received."

Elizabeth T.,
Patient

"I was having difficulty hearing sounds and not being able to distinguish words. I was especially having difficulty in noisy situations. I was asking people to repeat themselves. I was also having trouble hearing on the telephone. It was recommended that I see an audiologist and I was referred to the Audiology Center in Rock Hill. I was fit with new hearing aids to correct my problems. I would very definitely recommend the Audiology Center to others. "

Jeri H., 
Patient

Types of Hearing Tests

You will be tested using a series of low and high frequency words to determine your ability to understand verbiage within a short distance (as in a conversation). We will also give you several words to repeat. The results will help us determine your percentage of hearing loss, your ability to understand speech and if hearing aids will help you.

Tympanometry

Tympanometry is an examination used to test the condition of the middle ear and mobility of the eardrum (tympanic membrane) and the conduction bones, by creating variations of air pressure in the ear canal.

OAEs

Acoustically evoked otoacoustic emission testing (OAEs) allows the hearing instrument provider to understand how the outer hair cells of your inner ear are working.

Your Hearing Test Results

The results of your tests will be recorded on a form called an audiogram, which we will review with you. The audiogram reflects your hearing loss in frequencies and decibels. You will be shown the type, pattern and degree of hearing loss, as well as the percentage of normal conversational speech that you are still able to hear.

We will then relate these results to your concerns about your hearing. The next step is to consider treatment solutions. You can count on our team taking the time necessary to understand your concerns so that they can provide you with everything you need to make an informed personal decision.

You can’t solve what you don’t understand. Schedule a hearing test with our trained audiologists and discover how much sound you’ve been missing… and how much more you could be hearing.

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