SFENTA provides hearing tests to detect signs of hearing loss in patients of all ages. Our audiology specialists can perform different types of hearing tests to assess the scope of your hearing loss and determine the cause. If you’re interested in a hearing test, contact our office for more information on hearing testing and solutions. 

How Hearing Testing is Performed

Our staff will use state-of-the-art equipment to test your hearing. This will allow the providers to discover the degree and type of your hearing loss. During the test, your provider will play sounds at different frequencies and pitches and ask you to respond. The goal is to find the softest level you are able to hear. Typically, testing lasts for 30 minutes. 

Once the test has been completed, you will receive an audiogram (a graph showing the results of the test). An audiology specialist will then review your results with you and can determine a proper course of treatment.

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Who Can Benefit from a Hearing Evaluation?

Patients with any form of hearing loss can benefit from an evaluation. In many cases, hearing loss will continue to decline — especially with age. A hearing evaluation by one of our licensed board-certified audiologists is the first step in increasing your hearing ability. 

How do I Know if I Need a Hearing Evaluation?

Most patients can sense when their hearing has changed or begun to decline. In some patients, the decline may be so gradual that it’s hard to notice. The following questions can help patients determine if they should see an audiologist for a hearing test:

  • Do you often find yourself asking people to repeat themselves?
  • Do you find that people are often mumbling, making it difficult for you to understand them?
  • Do you have difficulty understanding the voices of women or children?
  • Do you find it challenging to follow a conversation when another noise is present?
  • Do you often increase the volume of the television, phone, or radio?
  • Do you find yourself moving closer to the front in church, theaters, or speaking events?
  • Do you end up raising your voice to speak, almost near the level of shouting?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you should see an audiologist for a hearing evaluation. 

SFENTA’s audiologists specialize in hearing testing and hearing solutions, and can help patients find a treatment that works best for their needs. 

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About SFENTA

SFENTA is one of South Florida’s top-rated providers for ear, nose, and throat care. 

We’ve made it our mission to provide each patient with:

Patient-Centered Care

Our providers will take the time to listen to your concerns, then carefully develop a customized treatment plan to address your unique symptoms.

Continuity of Care

We believe in finding long-term relief for our patients, not just a Band-Aid®.

A Network of Highly Trained Physicians

With a team of over 50 board-certified physicians, we’ve built an unrivaled provider network equipped for all aspects of ENT care.

The Security of a Community Staple

Our staff has been helping patients in South Florida improve their health for over three decades.

Benefits of Hearing Evaluation

  • Testing takes between 15 to 30 minutes
  • Performed in a comfortable environment
  • Offers a precise diagnosis on your hearing loss
  • Allows patients to take the first steps towards treatment
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What to Expect During Your Appointment

There are three primary areas evaluated during a hearing test: frequency and speech sensitivity, middle ear function, and word recognition. 

Your audiologist will play sounds aloud and ask you to respond when you can hear them. The sounds will range in pitch and frequency to allow your provider to find the softest sounds you’re able to hear. Once the test is complete, the provider will review your results with you and make recommendations on the available solutions.

FAQ

Is hearing loss a common concern?

Yes. Hearing loss is the third most common health condition faced by adults in the United States.

Are children able to be tested?

Yes. There are specific tests designed to test the hearing loss of children.

Is there a certain age when I should be tested?

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association advises adults aged 50 and older to get hearing tests every three years. Those under 50 should also be tested if they notice a change in their hearing or have begun to experience hearing loss.

With 37 convenient locations across the South Florida area, we’re never far away.

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