Topic 5:
Hearing Tests: Preparation for Hearing Aid Fitting

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Communication Methodology
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Hearing Aid Program
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ASL Program
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http://www.healthtouch.com/level1/leaflets/aslha/aslha061.html describes an audiological evaluation, the environment and instruments used in non-medical terms. Questions that the doctor may ask are provided and a brief description of word recognition tests and acoustic immittance.

http://acessatlanta.adam.com/ency/article/003341.html discusses how hearing tests (audiometry) are performed, how to prepare for the test, why it is performed, and how it will feel.

http://www.gwha.com/projects/hear/comm/what.html provides excerpts from a book entitled, When Your Child is Deaf. Information on age for initial testing, description of auditory brainstem response (ABR), visual response audiometry (VRA), behavioral observational audiometry (BOA), play audiometry, and pure tone tests are all quoted from the book.

http://www.mpshu.on.ca/CDS/hearingassess.html gives clear details on what information the audiologist will need on the first visit, what will happen during testing, and what services should be made available of child is diagnosed with a hearing loss.

http://www.ttpm.com/newborn-hs.html begins with an abstract about hearing loss and screenings that can be done at birth in the hospital. A concise description is given on otoacoustic emissions (OAE) testing, ABR, and phone numbers for hospitals in one's area that conduct assessments. A search box appears at the bottom to allow one to enter a concept or a keyword to find information at this web site.

http://www.voice-center.com/audiogram.html provides a clear, simple description of an audiogram, why it is useful and a brief description of the different types of hearing loss. An explanation and a sample audiogram on a tympanogram, ABR, and electronystagmogram (ENG) are also presented.

http://www.aci-hearing.com/htest/html is a large, wonderful site that describes the types of hearing loss based on numbers on a pure tone audiogram, tympanometry, OAE, and ABR. They also give other testing methods and milestones for infant hearing.

Developed by Tracey Thompson, Kent State University graduate student, April 2000