What to Expect at a Hearing Test


Step 1.

Patient Intake

When you arrive for your hearing test, you will be greeted by the front office staff and asked to fill out a few simple forms. These forms ask you to provide some basic information about you, your medical history, and your health insurance if applicable. You will also receive our notice of privacy as mandated by law – notice of privacy link here.

Step 2.

Meet your Audiologist, Dr. Douglas Steinberg, Au.D.

Dr. Steinberg will spend ample time with you to fully understand your unique struggles when it comes to your hearing. Dr. Steinberg will review your personal information and then ask you a few questions designed to discover the specific types of listening environments that are difficult for you. Learning about your lifestyle and your current listening needs will help Dr. Steinberg recommend the best hearing solution for you.

If you have a build-up of ear wax in your ear, Dr. Steinberg is proficient in removing ear wax. He implements a variety of techniques to successfully remove cerumen from an occluded ear canal. The most common method is using a curette/small tool with a looped end which is inserted into the ear canal and removes the wax. He uses powerful light and magnification so he can properly visualize  the wax within the canal. He also uses suction or other instruments when necessary.


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Step 3.

Otoscopic Examination/Cerumen Removal

Following your initial interview, Dr. Steinberg will take a look into your ears using a tool called an otoscope. This medical treatment is used to view your ear canal and ear drum and help the audiologist determine whether there is cerumen (ear wax) obstructing the ear canal.  Furthermore, Dr. Steinberg will take a look at your ear drum to make sure it looks healthy and normal.

Step 4.

Tympanometry/Acoustic Reflexes

Step 5.

Pure Tone Testing

Step 6.

Speech Audiometry

Step 7.

Discuss Treatment Options

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