Middle-Ear Hearing Test
There are many types of hearing tests performed to identify a variety of hearing health conditions. In this article we will go over hearing tests, providing information about how the middle ear functions. As the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) explains, these types of tests must be done in children between the ages of 3-5, as early detection helps prevent delays in speech development.
Some of these tests include: Tympanometry, which assists in detecting fluids in the middle ear, any type of perforation of the eardrum, as well as, wax that might be blocking the ear canal. Acoustic reflex measures aids in finding the location of the hearing problem. Lastly as ASHA states “Static acoustic impedance is useful in identifying a perforated eardrum or checking the openness of ventilation tubes.”
For more information about the different middle-ear hearing tests available, to help in the diagnosis of hearing damage, do not hesitate to visit your local Miami Hearing Center. An audiologist will not only give the proper diagnosis but also prescribe the best hearing aid, to improve your or your child’s quality of life.