At Hear For You Hearing Aid Center, we offer complimentary hearing evaluations for residents in Paoli and the surrounding areas. We understand the importance of hearing health on the lives of our neighbors, and are committed to providing hearing exams at no cost. We recommend that you get your hearing tested annually, similar to getting an eye exam or general check-up. Even if you are only experiencing slight signs of hearing loss, a hearing test will establish your baseline hearing capabilities and allow our specialists to catch any changes that might progress over time. Read on to learn about how to prepare for a hearing exam as well as what to expect during your evaluation. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a complimentary test, please call us at (610) 251-4327.
To schedule, call 610-251-HEAR (4327)
The Actual Hearing Test
Pure Tone Testing
The pure tone test determines the quietest tones you can hear at different frequencies, from low to high. During this test, you will be asked to sit in a soundproof room with headphones on. Your specialist will play a series of sounds through the headphones, one ear at a time. You will be asked to raise a hand to indicate when you hear a sound.
The speech test measures your ability to recognize speech and anticipate speech patterns. With hearing loss, speech recognition becomes increasingly difficult. During this test, your specialist will speak a word and ask you to repeat them. The speech test may be conducted in quiet or noise, as speech recognition ability varies in different environments.