Think you might be living with a hearing loss?
Who should take the test and why?
If you think you have hearing problems, a simple hearing test will let you know more and act accordingly. It’s also recommended to take a hearing test every two years. Here are some symptoms that should alert you and signal the need for a hearing test:
You often make people repeat themselves;
You complain that people don't speak loud enough;
You turn up the TV to extreme volumes;
Whistling, ringing in the ears;
Difficulty understanding and hearing on the telephone;
Discomfort and discomfort in noisy places, loud noises;
Repeated ear infections.
Hearing loss can have significant consequences on your quality of life, your work, and your relationships with others. Know how to detect the signs of hearing loss quickly. Having your hearing checked and tested lets you take control of your hearing problem quickly, so that you can correct it as soon as possible.
Don’t wait any longer! Detect the first
signs of hearing problems now!
A hearing test is the first step towards a better quality of life.
Trust out professionals to help you improve your hearing health.
Get a complete assessment of your hearing in 7 steps*
Step 1 : Medical history
A series of questions to get an initial overview of your hearing problems and to detect a specific condition, if necessary. Checking the medical history of hearing loss in your family and your acoustic habits.
Step 2 : Ear exam
Your ears will be examined with an otoscope to detect potential lesions on the eardrum or in the ear canal, which may be the cause of your hearing loss.
Step 3 : Pure tone audiometry
Your hearing ability will be analyzed through a series of so-called “pure” sounds. You will be equipped with a headset or earphones.
Step 4 : Tone test
An analysis of your hearing thresholds – that is, the lowest tones that you can hear. This exam lets the audiologist identify any loss of hearing acuity and determine its intensity as well as its nature.
Step 5 : Impedance audiometry
To check for potential disorders in the middle ear cavity, your ability to perceive pure sounds is measured with a transmitter placed behind the ear.
Step 6 : Speech audiometry
An assessment of your ability to understand speech, expressed as a percentage. This test lets us determine whether there is any deficiency in the auditory nerve, which plays a crucial role: it ensures the transmission of the signals perceived by the ear to the brain.
Step 7 : Tympanometry
This portion of the hearing test aims to examine the mobility of the eardrum and the aeration of the middle ear.
*Following these steps, the audiologist will be able to make a detailed diagnosis if you’re suffering from hearing impairment and will recommend solutions tailored to your needs.
Why trust the professionals at Les Centres Masliah?
Les Centres Masliah is made up of 14 clinics recognized across Québec. Since 1998, the expertise of our professionals has allowed us to help over 100 000 patients.
Our experts are passionate, and they offer quality services and powerful products featuring the latest technologies that meet the needs of our patients. Our mission is to support and advise our patients from the first signs of hearing loss. By choosing Les Centres Masliah, you’ll receive helpful advice and personalized support that live up to your expectations.
Meet a professional for advice that will improve your hearing health and your daily life.