Difference Between Hearing Screening and Hearing Evaluation

A hearing screening is a quick test that you will pass or fail. If you pass, then you show no signs of hearing loss. If you fail, you will need more in-depth hearing testing. You should see someone trained to do hearing screenings, like an audiologist, nurse, or teacher.   

A hearing evaluation is a complete hearing test. You should see an audiologist for this type of testing. The audiologist can talk to you about 

  • the type of hearing loss you have;
  • how severe it is; 
  • what might have caused your hearing loss; and 
  • possible treatment options. 

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