Hearing Test Specialist

Beach Cities Hearing Solutions

Audiologists located in Torrance, CA

If you’re concerned about hearing loss, a hearing test can give you answers so you can identify the best treatment options for your individual needs. Jonathan Leiterman, ScD, and the skilled and experienced team at Beach Cities Hearing Solutions perform comprehensive hearing evaluations for patients of all ages. To schedule a hearing test, call the office in Torrance, California, today, or make an appointment online.

Hearing Test Q & A

What is a comprehensive hearing test?

A comprehensive hearing evaluation by a qualified audiologist is different from a hearing screening that you have in school or at your primary provider’s office. 

A screening can determine whether you should have a full hearing test, but it doesn’t provide a diagnosis of hearing loss. 

A comprehensive hearing test can determine conclusively if you have hearing loss, the cause and degree of your hearing loss, and provides information about the internal structures and health of your ears. 

The results of your hearing test also help the team of experts at Beach Cities Hearing Solutions offer the best possible care options to address your hearing loss.

What tests are performed during a hearing evaluation?

Your audiologist at Beach Cities Hearing Solutions begins by reviewing your medical history and discussing your symptoms and concerns with you in detail. They also perform an otoscopy, or physical examination of your outer ear, ear canal, and eardrum. 

Based on your individual needs, your audiologist selects a series of tests to assess your hearing, which may include:

  • Pure-tone testing: determines the quietest tones you can hear at low and high frequencies
  • Bone-conduction testing: determines whether hearing loss is conductive (occurring in middle or outer ear) or sensorineural (nerve-related problems in the inner ear)
  • Speech testing: determines the quietest level of speech you can hear
  • Tympanometry: checks the function of your eardrum
  • Acoustic reflex measures: checks the function of a muscle in your middle ear
  • Otoacoustic emissions test: checks the function of your inner ear

When your comprehensive hearing evaluation is complete, your audiologist will discuss the results with you, and recommend treatment options if needed.

How is hearing loss treated?

Treatment depends on the cause and degree of your hearing loss, and other individual factors. Some of the most common treatment options include:

  • Corticosteroid therapy
  • Ear tubes
  • Ear surgery
  • Hearing aids
  • Cochlear implants
  • Dietary and lifestyle changes

It may come as a shock to discover you have hearing loss, but there’s a good chance that treatment will improve your hearing significantly, so you can enjoy participating in activities without worrying about your hearing.

To schedule a comprehensive hearing test for yourself or a family member, call Beach Cities Hearing Solutions today, or make an appointment online.