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Starting March 1st, 2017 ADCO now offers FREE hearing tests on site thanks to the Shoebox Audiometry testing platform.
Shoebox is the first automated iPad audiometer to perform diagnostic hearing testing. The system uses a modified Hughson-Westlake protocol and is clinically validated to produce accurate results even when used outside of a sound booth.
The purpose of a standard hearing test is to determine how well a person can hear and understand during human speech communication. As such, tests typically range between 250 - 8,000 Hz depending on your age. However, testing at extended frequencies has the ability to detect damage to the sensitive cells of the inner ear providing an early indication of a physiological change that may not yet be apparent to you. Extended High Frequency (EHF) testing can help to detect shifts in hearing even before you notice them yourself and can prove a useful tool in tinnitus evaluation and for those who have trouble deciphering speech in noise. Shoebox Audiometry is the first automated test offered at these ranges.
This self-guided hearing test allows you to set the pace of your test, while our trained staff will be available to assist with questions and an analysis of your test results.
As the number of known conditions affecting hearing increases across all age groups, Shoebox Audiometry is meeting an undeniable need for resources to accurately test, detect, monitor and diagnose these issues. We are thrilled to offer this testing to our valued customers at no charge. If you are interested in learning more about this free service or if you are ready to schedule an appointment, please click here for more information.
Additional detail on Shoebox Audiometry is available at www.shoebox.md