Diagnostic Evaluation and Free Screening

A diagnostic hearing test provides far more information and is the test recommended by physicians and Ear, Nose and Throat specialists. A full diagnostic test tells us whether a hearing loss is permanent or temporary, and provides information as to where the loss is located (eg. In the inner ear, the ear canal or the middle ear). A full test will include an assessment of eardrum movement and also of hearing for speech. A full diagnostic test is the only way to accurately assess whether hearing aids are the best choice for a patient or whether their hearing loss can be treated medically.

A full hearing test is like any other medical assessment which physicians use to help form a diagnosis.

At Resonance Hearing Clinic, we believe that our patients deserve the best in hearing care and therefore we always recommend a full diagnostic hearing test before proceeding with any ear management. If an individual prefers a free hearing screening, we are pleased to provide that as well.

Full Diagnostic Hearing TestFree Hearing Check
what does it include?what does it include?

  • Otoscopy

  • Air conduction

  • Bone conduction

  • Speech audiometry

  • Immittance testing (tympanometry and acoustic reflexes)

  • Report to your Physican or anyone you wish


  • Otoscopy

  • Air conduction

What information does it provideWhat information does it provide?

  • Extent and pattern of hearing loss

  • Type of hearing loss (conductive, mixed or sensorineural)

  • Information of eardrum and middle ear status

  • Potential benefit from hearing aid(s) using speech discrimination scores as indicators.


  • Extent of hearing loss at the frequencies tested

If a hearing loss is found
- what is the next step?
If a hearing loss is found
- what is the next step?
On the basis of the full diagnostic hearing test, appropriate management can immediately be proposed. This may be advice about hearing strategies, referral to an ear, nose, and throat specialist, periodic monitoring, hearing aid fitting or referral to other services such as Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing or St. Paul’s Cochlear Implant programme. If a full diagnostic hearing test is required to determine the extent, pattern and cause of the loss before appropriate management can be reliably proposed. The benefit of the 'free' test may be offset by the inconvenience of needing to return for an extra appointment for a more thorough assessment.
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