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What Is The Difference Between A Hearing Screening and Evaluation?

December 3rd, 2013    •  by fizzniche    •   1 Comment »

hearing-aids-at-workLearning the difference between a hearing screening and a hearing evaluation can be somewhat confusing.  A screening is the first step to check if an individual’s hearing health requires further evaluation.

Using a hearing screening, audiologists are able to quickly and effectively separate people into two groups:  pass or fail.  Those who pass a hearing screening are given a clean bill of hearing health.  While those who fail are in need of a more detailed examination by a professional.

A hearing evaluation is an in-depth assessment of an individual’s hearing by an audiologist. The purpose of this evaluation is to determine the nature and degree of the hearing loss and the best treatment options. Audiologists use a number of different tests in this evaluation.

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One Response to “What Is The Difference Between A Hearing Screening and Evaluation?”

  1. […] can be screened for hearing loss, at any age.  It has become routine for newborn infants to be screened before leaving the […]

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