Hearing Tests & Evaluation

Comprehensive Hearing Tests at Sunshine Audiology

Your journey to optimal hearing health starts with a thorough understanding of your hearing health. At Sunshine Audiology, we offer comprehensive hearing tests designed to provide accurate insights into your hearing abilities. Armed with this information, you can make informed decisions about your hearing health and explore tailored treatment options.
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What to Expect During a Hearing Test

Ready for your next hearing test? Here’s what you can expect when you visit Sunshine Audiology for a hearing test:

Initial Consultation

Your visit starts with a conversation about your medical history, lifestyle, and any specific hearing concerns or challenges you may be facing. We may ask you about what listening environments are most challenging, or what sounds you think you’re missing.

Physical Examination

Your audiologist will perform a quick physical examination of your ears to check for any visible issues that could impact your hearing. This could include any damage to the outer ear or ear canal, or a buildup of earwax that may be disrupting your hearing.


The results from your hearing test are represented on an audiogram, a visual map of your hearing thresholds across different frequencies. This visual aid helps us pinpoint specific areas of concern and design personalized solutions.

Reviewing Results

Once your hearing test is complete, we’ll guide you through the results. We’ll discuss any hearing challenges you may have, and how these could be impacting your daily life.


Based on the comprehensive evaluation, we’ll provide tailored recommendations to address your specific hearing needs. Whether it's exploring hearing aid options, using assistive listening devices, or implementing lifestyle adjustments, we’ll work together to improve your listening experience.
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Types of Hearing Tests

Our experienced audiologist uses several hearing tests to create a detailed picture of your hearing health:

Pure-Tone Air and Bone Conduction Audiometry

This foundational test involves listening to tones at varying frequencies and volumes. We ask that you push a button or raise your hand when you hear a sound. This establishes the softest sound you can hear at each pitch. It shows us any specific frequency ranges where you may be experiencing challenges and determines the type of hearing loss you have.

Speech Audiometry

Assessing your ability to hear and repeat words at different volumes allows us to evaluate your speech understanding. This test provides valuable information about how well you comprehend spoken language, and how much hearing loss is impacting your ability to enjoy conversations.

Speech in Noise Testing

Measuring your ability to understand words and sentences in the presence of background noise allows us to assess your hearing similar to more real world situations.  

Most Comfortable and Uncomfortable Listening Level Testing

Each person has their own tolerance level for comfortable and uncomfortable volume. It is important to measure these levels to ensure good clarity and comfort from hearing aids.

Tympanometry and Acoustic Reflex Testing

This examination measures the movement of your eardrum in response to changes in air pressure. Tympanometry helps us assess the functionality of the middle ear and detect any abnormalities.

Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE)

By evaluating the response of the inner ear to sound, this test helps us detect issues with the delicate hair cells. OAE is a valuable tool for identifying potential cochlear damage.
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How to Prepare for a Hearing Test:

Preparing for a hearing test involves a few straightforward steps. Here’s what you can do before your next hearing test:
  1. Gather Information: Bring details about your medical history, medications, and any exposure to loud noises.
  2. Bring a Companion: Having a friend or family member with you can provide support and additional insights into your hearing challenges.
  3. List Your Concerns: Make a list of specific concerns or situations where you've noticed difficulty hearing. This helps our team address your unique needs more effectively.
  4. Comfortable Attire: Wear comfortable clothing so you can focus on your hearing.

At Sunshine Audiology, we view each hearing test as a unique opportunity to discover the sounds that make up your world. Contact us today to schedule your comprehensive hearing test and take the first step toward a life of clearer, more vibrant hearing.

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