Get a Hearing Test in Saskatoon
Do you have difficulty hearing in most situations? Are you showing any of the signs or symptoms of hearing loss? If you believe you might be experiencing hearing loss, we can help! Our hearing tests provide a full assessment of the state of your hearing. We make sure that our testing is as easy and comfortable as possible for our clients.
Did you know that it is important to get your hearing evaluated on a yearly basis? It is important to make certain that no problem is developing over time.
This is especially important for people with diabetes, as studies show that hearing loss is twice as common in people who have diabetes than those that don’t. Your hearing can change slowly over a long period of time so you don’t even notice it is declining, similar to your eyesight.
ONLINE HEARING TEST
If you think you have hearing loss but you aren’t sure if you want to book an appointment at a hearing clinic, you can always try a free online hearing test. Taking an online hearing test is a great way to give you a better idea if you have hearing loss. They usually only require a few minutes of your time, and a pair of headphones connected to your computer. It is not as accurate as a full hearing test, but it will be able to tell you if you show clear signs of hearing loss. It is recommended that you visit the clinic for a full assessment of your hearing health and they can guide you on what to do after taking the test.
You can try a free online hearing test here!
INDUSTRIAL HEARING TEST
Industrial Hearing Loss is hearing impairment due to a prolonged exposure to excessive noise in the workplace. Being regularly exposed to consist high noise levels without proper ear protection can damage the ear over time, therefore causing the reduced ability to hear.
Here are a list of some occupations that are prone to industrial, or noise-induced hearing loss:
- Construction Workers
- Manufacturing Workers
- Transportation Workers
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Why We’re Different
Preventative measures such as custom ear plugs go a long way to help prevent hearing loss as well as getting tested regularly, so early signs of hearing loss can be found and treated as soon as possible. That gives a much better chance of a more positive result in improving your hearing health.
If you need hearing tests for your job or if you think you have hearing loss because of your job, contact us to book a hearing test.
HOW IT WORKS
Hearing or Audiometry tests can detect if you have sensorineural or conductive hearing loss. During the hearing evaluation, we may perform multiple types of hearing tests to get the best idea of your hearing loss. Some of the hearing tests may include the following:
Pure tone hearing test
Pure Tone Testing is also called Air Conduction Testing since it goes through the outer and middle ear. You will sit in a sound booth and listen to sounds through headphones and indicate to the audiologist if you hear the sound.
Bone conduction hearing test
The Bone Conduction test is commonly done when ear wax or fluid is blocking the outer or middle ear. The audiologist will place a small device behind your ear and send sounds to the device causing your skull to gently vibrate in order to tell how well you can hear.
Acoustic reflex hearing test
The Acoustic Reflex Test monitors the reflex that occurs in response to loud sounds. The test can help check for particular types of hearing loss related to how well your acoustic reflex still responds to these types of sound.
Tympanometry is used to test the condition of the middle ear and the mobility of the eardrum. The test can help determine if you have fluid in the ear, a middle ear infection, a tear in the eardrum, or a problem with the eustachian tube.
Standardized speech test
The audiologist will say words to you through headphones and ask you to repeat the words. They will record the softest and sometimes the loudest speech you hear. The purpose of this test is to assess your word recognition that may happen in a quiet or noisy environment.
What is an audiogram?
The results of the hearing test are recorded on a chart which is called an audiogram. The chart shows the pitches and the loudness which tells us how loud a sound must be to be heard at different pitches. The clinicians use the audiogram to identify the degree of hearing loss and the type of hearing loss for the individual in each ear.
Tinnitus is a hearing disorder characterized by hearing ringing or buzzing sounds in your ears. It can be a major annoyance, depending on the severity and the effects it can cause in your life. No matter how severe your symptoms are, finding relief of tinnitus is important.
We can discuss with you the different steps you can take to help reduce the severity of your tinnitus or to help you cope with the noise.