At TOLBECS, we test hearing using an Audiometer. This is a screening test – the same test that is done in all schools, workplaces and clinics around NZ.
Placing tight-fitting ear muffs over your ears to block out most of the surrounding noise. We will ask you to press a button every time you hear a beep. Each ear is tested separately. The results are plotted on a graph – this is called an Audiogram. The test takes about 10 minutes.
You can compare your hearing to NORMAL levels. Our Ear Nurse Therapists explain fully what your results mean, and recommend any further action if required.
Compared to an eye test (where a pass means your sight is good and if you fail you go off to see an optician), if your hearing is not as expected, we may recommend that you consult with an Audiologist for further testing and investigation.