Hearing Screening

Free hearing screenings* are available on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 8:00-9:00am. No appointment is necessary so visit us soon!

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

Hearing Screening

A hearing screening is a quick test using a pure tone audiometer to determine the likelihood of a hearing loss. Results are pass or fail. A pass suggests normal hearing. A fail suggests that further testing by an audiologist or licensed hearing professional is needed. Hearing screenings cannot determine the need for amplification such as a hearing aid.

*We perform hearing screenings for adults only. To learn more about pediatric hearing loss please visit our web page.

Hearing Test

A hearing test (Pure Tone Threshold) is a comprehensive evaluation that measures or quantifies hearing loss. Patients wear headphones to test each ear separately. They listen to multiple frequencies and respond to determine the softest volume heard at each frequency. A hearing test is the first step toward understanding the effects of hearing loss.