Hearing Test Specialist

Broward Specialty Group

Urology, Pain Management, Allergy, Ear Nose and Throat, Aesthetics, and Gastroenterology located in Coconut Creek, FL, Delray Beach, FL, and Pompano Beach, FL

If you’re struggling to understand what people are saying, a hearing test can uncover why. The ENT specialists at Broward Specialty Group offer comprehensive hearing tests at their offices in Coconut Creek, Delray Beach, and Pompano Beach, Florida. Non-invasive hearing tests evaluate how well you hear different sounds and tones, and help the team determine the best course of treatment. To learn more about the benefits of a hearing test, call the Broward Specialty Group office nearest you, or schedule an appointment online today.

Hearing Test Q & A

Why do I need a hearing test?

A hearing test is both a diagnostic and preventive procedure that evaluates how well you hear. You may need a hearing test as a part of your routine preventive health care exam to ensure your hearing is normal, and your ears are healthy. 

Your Broward Specialty Group provider may also recommend a hearing test if you’re experiencing hearing loss, ringing in your ear, or other unexplained symptoms that affect your ability to hear clearly. 

You can schedule a hearing test if you:

  • Have ringing in your ears
  • Can’t hear high-pitched sounds
  • Need electronics set on a high volume
  • Have difficulty understanding what people say

While some hearing loss is common in people over 65 due to age-related changes in your ears, a proper diagnosis is vital for preserving your hearing. 

What can I expect during a hearing test?

The team at Broward Specialty Group offers several in-office hearing tests to assess your hearing, including:

Sound test

A sound test identifies your response to words or sounds at different volumes, pitches, and frequencies. These tests require you to listen to sounds through headphones and answer questions your provider asks about what you can hear. 

Tympanometry test

A tympanometry test measures the movement of your eardrum. Your provider places a small device in your ear canal that pushes air through to move your eardrum. 

The device records movement information on a graph to determine if you have issues that affect your hearing, such as a build-up of wax or fluid around your eardrum.

What treatments are available for hearing loss?

If your hearing test determines you have an ear infection or fluid build-up that interferes with your eardrum health, the Broward Specialist Group ENT team customizes a treatment plan. You may need antibiotics or an in-office procedure to remove excess wax or fluid. 

When results show hearing loss, your provider determines the extent of the damage (mild to profound) and may recommend hearing aids or surgery to improve your hearing. 

If you’re experiencing hearing loss or ringing in your ears, don’t delay getting a hearing test. Call the Broward Specialist Group office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.