In order to determine the type and degree of hearing loss, a hearing test done by an audiologist needs to be done.  The test involves listening to simple sounds and speech played through headphones in a sound booth. 

CTENT audiologist, Heather Carter in the Farmington office booth

This test yields more information than the type of simplified hearing test that employers administer to employees or schools administer to the students.  A hearing test is not painful and takes about 30 minutes to complete.