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. The audiologist will also perform speech intelligibility tests to determine the effect of your hearing loss on speech comprehension.

If you are diagnosed with hearing loss, our team of physicians and certified audiologists will offer treatment and rehabilitation. We will also provide information on current hearing aid technology that is not only appropriate for your hearing loss but also best suits your specific lifestyle.