Jefferson University Hospitals

Hearing Evaluations

A hearing evaluation can be performed to determine if you have hearing loss and whether or not you need a hearing aid. An otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat physician) of the Jefferson Balance and Hearing Center will give a medical examination of your ears, nose and throat to rule out any infection, injury or other problem.

What Does a Hearing Evaluation Involve?

You will then be seen by one of our Center audiologists who may use several tests to find which tones you can and cannot hear. This 30-minute test is given in a soundproof booth using state-of-the-art equipment. You will be asked to signal when you hear tones come through headphones. Other tests will show if you know the difference between words. 

If you are diagnosed with hearing loss, our team of physicians and certified audiologists will offer treatment and rehabilitation. We can also provide you with the newest and versatile hearing aid technology and custom ear molds.