Hearing Loss Testing Posted on January 6, 2022 by Cape Fear Otolaryngology Informed Decision-Making Starts With A Hearing Test Determining whether or not hearing aids can help you hear a fuller world starts with a hearing test. Knowing the results of those tests gives you the power to make the decision that’s right for you. Why Have Your Hearing Tested? Untreated hearing loss can damage your physical health, emotional well-being and professional success. Studies have shown it: Increases your risk of cognitive declineIncreases feelings of depression, anger and anxietyMakes concentrating and storing new information difficultIncreases physical injuries, specifically fallsReduces job performance A Hearing Test Is Quick, Painless and Provides Immediate Results. Whether you just need a hearing screening or an audiological assessment, testing methods are fast and same-day test results typically allow an audiologist to provide an immediate diagnosis. What Does an Audiologist Measure? How your ears respond to loud soundsThe quietest sound you can hear at different pitchesHow well you can hear speechThe movement capacity of your eardrumWhat type of hearing loss you have Guiding Your Next Steps Your results determine what options we’ll recommend, and that’s why we take the time to guide you through them and answer every question along the way. We’re here to support you no matter what path you choose to take after your diagnosis. Hearing aids may be the most common treatment option, but their technology, style, and convenience are unique to each model. If hearing aids are right for you, we’ll work with you to determine which models best meet your needs, fit them, and provide ongoing support to help you adjust to a whole new way of hearing the world. Call Cape Fear Otolaryngology at (910) 323-9222 for our Fayetteville location or (910) 738-1038 for our Lumberton location for more information or to schedule an appointment.