A full hearing assessment uses a combination of tests to evaluate the minimum levels of sound a person can hear, and also identifies, through tests that isolate each part of the auditory system, the exact part of the pathway that is causing the problem.
A full assessment is the ONLY way to identify whether a problem can be treated rather than aided. It is unethical to fit a hearing aid for any person, without a more comprehensive assessment. A screening or even a basic test can miss vital medical information, or fail to identify factors that could influence the success of intervention on a person’s hearing, their communication, and quality of life.
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