Testing may include:

1. A pressure test to check the flexibility of your eardrum (and its ability to transmit sound)
2. A tone test to measure how softly you can hear tones of different pitches (which will be charted on an audiogram)
3. A speech in noise test to assess your level of difficulty in background

Usually, our audiologists will conduct three main assessments: otoscopy, audiometry, and speech in noise testing. The audiologist will examine your ear canal with an instrument called an otoscope to look for obstructions such as earwax build up. The whole process should take about 30 minutes and is painless.