A hearing test is often conducted by a qualified Audiologically competent person. Hearing test helps determine what kind of hearing loss you have and the severity of hearing loss. Based on the results of your hearing test, your Audiologist will determine your treatment options. Clinical testing protocols at Agape are in accordance to BSEN15927 and in accordance to ASA Recommended Standard for clinical practice Part A & B. A comprehensive hearing assessment includes
- Detailed case history
- Assessment of client needs.
- Otoscopy – Examination of the external ear canal, ear drum, Pinna and area behind the ear.
- Pure tone Audiometry – Hearing threshold are determined for the following frequencies via Air conduction (500Hz, 1000Hz, 2000Hz, 3000Hz, 4000Hz, 6000Hz & 8000Hz) and Bone conduction (500Hz, 1000Hz, 2000Hz, 3000Hz & 4000Hz)
- Speech Audiometry – This test is done to check ones’ ability to recognise speech in quiet. Speech presented in a background of competing noise should be used as it represents a more realistic situation.
- Tympanometry – This is a test of middle ear function.
- Medical referral – If the results of the audiological assessment indicates a disease or other cause of hearing loss that could need medical or surgical treatment, referral to a medical specialist is warranted.
At Agape all these procedures are followed and the results are discussed in detail. Appropriate rehabilitation option is chosen based on the hearing & Life style profile.