What is the difference between a hearing screening and a hearing test?

A hearing screening indicates whether your hearing is within normal limits or not. The quick procedure determines whether a complete hearing test is necessary. Several tones are presented within the range of normal hearing. If all of the tones are heard, hearing is determined to be within normal limits. If any of the tones are missed, a complete hearing evaluation is recommended.

Hearing tests, which are performed by a licensed Audiologist, determine if there is a hearing loss, the type and degree of the hearing loss, and subsequent recommendations. A complete hearing evaluation includes a sequence of tests. Evaluation time can last up to one hour, depending on the individual test findings.  Recommendations are made for medical or non-medical intervention based on the completed series of diagnostic tests.

Most insurance companies pay for hearing tests; screenings are typically offered free of charge.

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