Hearing tests

Hearing tests

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Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) testing

The OAE (Otoacoustic Emissions) test checks part of the inner ear’s response to sound. The test is mostly done on infants and children who may not be able to respond to  hearing tests because of their age.

How is the test done?

Soft foam or rubber tips are placed in your child’s ear. Your child will hear soft sounds through the soft foam or rubber tips. A computer will record quiet echoes from the ear.

How should I prepare for the test?

Your child is not required to sleep during this test. However, for this test, your child, and everyone in the room, must be able to sit still and be very quiet. Your child will not feel anything during this test.

How long is the test?

This test should only take a few minutes.


The only test available for assessing middle ear function is tympanometry.

Discovering middle ear issues

Normal age-related hearing loss occurs in the inner ear due to wear and tear. Ear wax blockages happen in the outer ear.

Sometimes patients come for ear wax removal, but an examination shows no blockage. Instead, they might have a middle ear issue, which can interfere with sound transmission from the outer to inner ear.

Middle ear problems can cause:

  • Muffled or fluctuating hearing
  • Ear pain
  • Fullness in the ear (pressure)
  • Tinnitus (ringing)
  • Dizziness
  • Popping or clicking noises
  • Symptoms that change with yawning or jaw movement

Tympanometry measures middle ear pressure and also tests how well your eardrum moves.

Tympanometry is a quick and painless procedure. The ear practitioner will put a small probe into each ear. A small device attached to the probe will push air into your ear.

All you have to do is sit still and the results will be displayed in a graph called a tympanogram.   This will help us diagnose the problem, and put in place a plan to help relieve the symptoms.

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