Hearing Testing in Plano, TX
What is a Hearing Test?
If you believe that you or a loved one has hearing loss, we encourage you to schedule a hearing test. A hearing test, or audiometry exam, tests your ability to hear sounds. Sounds vary, based on their loudness (intensity) and the speed of sound wave vibrations (tone). As we age, it is important to continue regular hearing screenings to combat issues related with hearing loss.
Don’t let hearing loss stop you from enjoying the things you love, contact Alliance Audiology and schedule a hearing test and determine the extent of your hearing loss. To schedule your hearing test at our hearing center in Plano, TX, please call (972) 985-3223 or request an appointment through our secure online form. Our audiologists will take the time to fully evaluate your condition and determine the treatment best for you based on your results.
What Happens During the Test?
An audiologist typically performs the hearing test. It is a very short, straightforward experience.
- First, you will enter a quiet room and you will receive earphones.
- A machine will deliver tones and sounds of speech to your ears, one ear at a time. Your earphones are connected to the machine.
- You may be asked to raise your hand when you hear a sound or push a button.
- You will be tested on each individual ear, as well as different tones and volume levels. These evaluate different kinds of hearing loss.
- You will return the earphones and finish the hearing test.
- Your hearing test coordinator may review the results with you or schedule a follow-up meeting to discuss findings.
How Does a Hearing Test Work?
Hearing tests are able to detect where your hearing loss has occurred. Sometimes there is damage to the nerve of the ear or the cochlea, and this is called sensorineural hearing loss. Other times you may have damage to the eardrum or the tiny bones, and this is called conductive hearing loss. The test can help determine the type and location of your hearing loss.
Talk with our audiologists about when you started noticing issues related to your hearing. You can review your medical history and discuss several options in addition to your hearing test.
Why May I Need a Hearing Test?
A hearing test can give you peace of mind and be the start of your journey to a better life. Often our hearing can deteriorate slowly over time. You may not realize how often you are asking someone to repeat, or how loud you are when you speak. You may have the TV volume turned up very loud, or other lifestyle factors that may become more dramatic over time.
Often, age-related hearing loss typically occurs in our sixties and seventies and develops gradually as we age. Statistically we all start to lose our hearing when we are in our forties. One adult in five and more than half of all people over the age of 80 suffer from hearing loss. You are not alone.
Factors contributing to hearing loss:
- Chronic exposure to loud noises
- Excessive earwax
- Some medications
- Viruses, diseases or illnesses
How Can I Get a Hearing Test?
Scheduling a hearing test is very straightforward. We perform several of these tests, and we can help you feel comfortable as you plan for yours.
Schedule Your Hearing Test in Plano, TX
To get started with a hearing test, contact the audiologists at Alliance Audiology and take the first step to improving your quality of life. To schedule your hearing test at our hearing center in Plano, TX, please call (972) 985-3223 or request an appointment through our secure online form.