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A hearing evaluation should not hurt. The evaluation typically involves a series of tests that assess your ability to hear sounds of different frequencies and volumes.

During the evaluation, you may be asked to wear headphones and listen to a series of tones at different pitches and volumes. You may also be asked to repeat words or sentences spoken at different volumes and in varying levels of background noise.

In some cases, a small probe may be placed in your ear canal to measure your eardrum’s response to sound. This procedure is known as tympnometry test and may cause a slight discomfort or pressure sensation but should not be painful.

If you experience any pain during a hearing evaluation, you should let the audiologist or hearing specialist know immediately, as this may indicate an underlying issue that needs to be addressed.

Give our office a call to set up an appointment for you hearing evaluation at (508) 366-8686.