3. She will conduct painless tests to evaluate hearing loss levels. Rogan explains, “I perform a pure-tone air conduction test which records the very softest tones a patient can hear while sitting in a quiet room wearing headphones. Next is the bone conduction test, where tones are sent to a device placed behind the ear to assess inner ear hearing ability. We also do speech testing, to determine a person’s speech reception and discrimination threshold. It can be performed in a quiet or noisy environment.”
Based on the test results, the doctor will determine if additional testing is necessary. Rogan adds, “I discuss the results with the patient, and if necessary, fit him or her with hearing aids to try. We advise people to get help as soon as possible, as early intervention leads to better outcomes.”
Susan Rogan Hearing : 319 W. Ogden Avenue, Westmont, IL 60559 : 630.969.1677; and 419 N. La Grange Road, La Grange Park, IL 60526 : 708.588.0155 : www.susanroganhearing.com.