Hearing Assessment

You can expect attentive and compassionate care from Dr Vass during your hearing assessment. Dr Vass will take the time to understand your hearing challenges and needs and provide a thorough hearing evaluation to determine the best course of action.

After your hearing assessment, Dr Vass will walk you through your results and suggest treatment options and hearing technology to improve your quality of life. Don’t put off addressing your hearing issues any longer – schedule your appointment with Dr Vass today and take the first step towards better hearing!

Frequently Asked Questions
A hearing assessment is a series of tests designed to evaluate an individual’s ability to hear speech and sounds of different frequencies and volumes.
A hearing assessment is essential for anyone who suspects they may be experiencing hearing loss or difficulty hearing or understanding speech. It can also be helpful for individuals who are at risk of hearing loss due to their occupation, exposure to loud noise, or certain medical conditions.

Before your comprehensive hearing assessment, Dr Vass will discuss your medical history and any concerns you may have. During your hearing assessment, a series of tests will be performed to evaluate your hearing, including:

  • Examination of the ear and auditory canal: Dr Vass will use an otoscope to check for any problems in the ear canal or eardrum.
  • Pure tone test: while wearing headphones, you will listen to beeps and whistles at different frequencies to measure the softest tone you can hear at each frequency.
  • Bone conduction test: a small vibrating device will be placed against the Mastoid bone behind your ear to reveal any problems in the inner ear.
  • Speech audiometry: you will listen to words and then asked to repeat what you hear. 
  • Tympanometry: placing a probe with a flexible rubber tip in your ear to determine how well your eardrum moves in response to pressure changes.
  • Audiogram: you will be given a graph or chart that shows the results of your hearing assessment.

Following your hearing assessment, Dr Vass will explain your results and provide independent advice on the most appropriate solution for your hearing needs. He will also prepare reports for your GP or ENT specialist if required.

The length of a hearing assessment can vary depending on your needs and the type of tests being performed. Generally, a thorough hearing assessment will take 30 minutes to an hour to complete.

No, a hearing assessment is not painful. Most of the tests are non-invasive and simply require you to respond to different sounds and speech.
It is a good idea to bring any previous hearing test results or medical records related to your hearing to your assessment. Additionally, you may want to bring a list of any medications you are currently taking, as certain medications can affect hearing.
After your hearing assessment, Dr Vass will take the time to explain the results to you thoroughly along with any treatment or follow-up testing recommendations. If hearing loss is confirmed, Dr Vass will explain the suitable treatment options to improve your hearing. This may include hearing aids or other assistive devices or further evaluation by a medical specialist if necessary.
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