A hearing assessment can change your life.

A hearing assessment is a comprehensive evaluation that can significantly impact your quality of life. It encompasses a series of tests and evaluations meticulously crafted to provide invaluable insights into your hearing abilities. At Louisiana ENT, our expert team specializes in conducting these assessments to pinpoint any hearing issues you may face.

A commitment to personalized hearing assessment

Our unwavering commitment to excellence in hearing evaluation sets us apart. Armed with cutting-edge equipment and a team of highly skilled professionals, we have mastered the art of hearing assessment. Our hearing tests can ensure the underlying issues are correctly identified and addressed.

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Do you need a hearing test?

If you’re uncertain whether you should consider a hearing assessment, several signs indicate it may be time to schedule a test:

  • Difficulty in Following Conversations: Struggling to comprehend conversations, especially in noisy environments, signifies a common indication of potential hearing issues. Difficulty in distinguishing speech in bustling settings can be an early sign of hearing concerns.
  • Frequent Requests for Repetition: Regularly asking people to repeat themselves, even in relatively quiet surroundings, should raise awareness of potential hearing issues. Such a tendency to seek repetition may indicate a need for a hearing assessment.
  • Volume Adjustment: If you often raise the volume on your television, radio, or electronic devices to levels that others find uncomfortably loud, it may be a symptom of hearing loss.
  • Social Withdrawal: Avoiding social situations due to difficulty hearing and actively participating in conversations is often a sign of hearing difficulties. This withdrawal can significantly impact your social life and emotional well-being.
  • Tinnitus: Experiencing persistent ringing or buzzing in your ears, known as tinnitus, can also indicate underlying hearing issues. If you or a family member has "ringing in the ears" or other signs of tinnitus, we urge you to schedule a professional hearing test.

Types of hearing tests 

  • Pure-Tone Audiometry: Measures the softest, or least audible, sound that a person can hear in each ear at various pitches. It helps determine the degree and type of hearing loss.
  • Speech Audiometry: Assesses the ability to hear and understand speech. It involves both the detection of speech and the clarity with which it is heard.
  • Tympanometry: Evaluates the functioning of the middle ear. It measures the movement of the eardrum in response to air pressure, helping to identify issues like fluid in the ear or eardrum perforations.
  • Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) Testing: Checks the function of the inner ear (cochlea). It measures sounds produced by the hair cells in the cochlea in response to auditory stimuli.
  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) Testing: Assesses the nerve pathways from the ear to the brainstem. It’s often used to test hearing in newborns and young children or to investigate neurological functions in hearing.
  • Bone Conduction Testing: Helps to differentiate between sensorineural and conductive hearing loss. It bypasses the outer and middle ear and measures the inner ear’s response directly.
  • Acoustic Reflex Testing: Measures the muscle contractions in the middle ear in response to loud sounds. It can provide information about the location of the hearing problem (middle ear, cochlea, auditory nerve).

These tests, individually or in combination, provide comprehensive insights into a person’s hearing health and are critical for diagnosing and formulating a treatment plan for hearing issues.

Swift evaluation without downtime.

At Louisiana ENT, we prioritize the efficiency and accessibility of our hearing testing services. Our streamlined evaluation process ensures that you can undergo assessments. We believe in making hearing care accessible to all, and our same-day services allow for fast, efficient care. With Louisiana ENT Specialists, you receive prompt results, allowing you to address any hearing difficulties promptly, with professional guidance regarding improving your hearing.

Hearing Testing FAQs

What is involved in a hearing test?

A hearing assessment typically includes several tests to measure your hearing abilities. These tests may involve listening to tones, speech, and other sounds. The results help our experts identify any hearing loss or other issues.

How long does a hearing assessment take?

The duration of a hearing assessment can vary depending on its complexity. However, most assessments are completed within one to two hours.

Do I need a referral from a doctor to get a hearing assessment?

No, you don’t need a referral. You can contact us directly to schedule a hearing assessment.

Is hearing testing covered by insurance?

Many insurance plans offer coverage for hearing assessments. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand your specific coverage.

What happens after a hearing assessment?

After your hearing assessment, our experts will discuss the results with you. We will recommend treatment options or solutions to address any hearing issues identified during the assessment if necessary.

Why choose Louisiana ENT for your hearing testing?

At Louisiana ENT, we are unwavering in our commitment to providing the highest standard of care for your hearing needs. Our experienced team, state-of-the-art equipment, and patient-centric approach ensure that you receive the best possible service. When you choose Louisiana ENT for your hearing assessment, you are taking a proactive step toward better hearing and an improved quality of life. Don’t let hearing difficulties hold you back. Contact Louisiana ENT Specialists today to schedule your hearing assessment and take the first step toward better hearing health. Your hearing matters profoundly to us.

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