Diagnostic Services


Hearing Evaluations

Whether you are having trouble communicating due to hearing loss, struggling with the constant burden of ringing in your ears, or seeking dependable, expert advice about today’s best hearing aids, we offer a level of experience and quality care that you won’t find anywhere else.

We will ask you and your companion questions about your hearing health, areas of communication difficulty that you may be experiencing, and the type of activities and lifestyle that you enjoy.

What to Expect

During the evaluation, you will be asked to recognize everyday words at different volume levels, and to identify tones of differing sound frequencies reproduced with headphones. Your ability to hear each tone, or frequency, reveals the unique hearing pattern of your hearing abilities, which we record on an audiogram.

The test is performed in a special attenuated sound booth using earphones and other types of noninvasive diagnostic instruments. The audiologist uses this data, along with a basic physical examination, to determine the type and severity of your hearing loss. These tests will determine whether your hearing loss is best treated medically or with hearing aids.

After the Test

All hearing test results will be completely explained to you before you leave our office. If significant hearing loss is identified during your examination, we will either provide you with an appropriate medical referral, or review hearing device options that are available. We will also provide counseling regarding effective listening strategies and other appropriate compensation options for telephone, television or other areas of difficulty.

To benefit from quality hearing healthcare services, schedule an appointment by calling Erie Audiology at (814) 833-9533 or contact us.