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What to expect during a hearing evaluation

  • An audiologist will ask questions about your hearing and general health history.
  • A physical examination of the ear will be performed.
  • A pure tone audiogram will be completed.

    For the first portion of the test, you hear tones presented through headphones or insert earphones. Your response is indicated by pressing a button or raising your hand. Children may be tested using soundfield speakers and respond by looking at a lighted object or by playing a game. For the second portion, you will be asked to repeat words. The final portion of the exam, once again, requires a response to tones that are presented via a specialized headset worn behind your ear.  There are certain situations where more advanced testing may be required.  Please click on the Advanced testing tab to learn more.






Contact any of our OSU ENT offices to set up an appointment with one of our dedicated staff. Turn to OSU ENT for your ear, nose and throat doctor in and around Columbus, Ohio.