Hearing Test in Singapore

Hearing tests measure a person’s ability to hear the softest levels of sounds at individual pitches. They are painless and non-invasive and conducted by audiologists.

At Hearing Partners Singapore, we are fully equipped with the latest technology in hearing diagnostic equipment and you can be assured that we will provide the best care possible. Learn more about our hearing tests for adults and children below.

Signs of Hearing Loss

The signs and symptoms of hearing loss can be different for every child and adult. Here are some of the signs you can look out for.

Signs of hearing loss that you may observe in adults:

  • Regularly asking others to repeat themselves 
  • Trouble following conversations with more than 2 individuals
  • Frequently perceiving people as mumbling their sentences
  • Issues with sound clarity in noisy or crowded places
  • Having difficulty understanding the voices of women and children
  • Turning up sound volumes much higher than normal

Signs that a child may be suffering from hearing loss:

  • Difficulty following instructions
  • Tendency to ask the speaker to repeat his/her question or statement
  • Delayed speech
  • Unclear speech
  • Watching the television too loudly

Types of Hearing Tests

According to The Singapore Association For The Deaf, there are about 500,000 individuals experiencing hearing loss in Singapore. Hearing loss is a common problem amongst the elderly and it can affect a child’s speech and language development. 

Learn about the types of hearing tests for adults and children below.

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For adults

Asian girl listening to headphones

For children

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Hearing Tests For Adults

These are the types of tests used to diagnose different hearing issues for adults:

  • Tympanometry
  • Oto-Acoustic Emissions (OAE)
  • Pure Tone Audiometry (PTA)
  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
  • Auditory Steady-State Response (ASSR)
  • Immittance testing
  • Speech Discrimination Test
  • CAPD Assessment
  • Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP)
  • Videonystagmography (VNG)
  • Video Head Impulse (vHIT)

Hearing Tests For Adults

These are the types of tests used to diagnose different hearing issues for adults:

  • Tympanometry
  • Oto-Acoustic Emissions (OAE)
  • Pure Tone Audiometry (PTA)
  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
  • Auditory Steady-State Response (ASSR)
  • Immittance testing
  • Speech Discrimination Test
  • CAPD Assessment
  • Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP)
  • Videonystagmography (VNG)
  • Video Head Impulse (vHIT)
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How To Prepare For A Hearing Test

  1. Call the clinic at +65 6238 8832 or book an appointment online.
  2. Bring your identification card or passport.
  3. Avoid loud places* for at least 24 hours before your appointment as this can cause temporary hearing loss.
  4. If you have severe ear wax build-up, have your ears cleaned by a General Practitioner (GP) or Ear, Nose, Throat doctor (ENT).
  5. Keep yourself relaxed and comfortable.
  6. Have a family member come together with you.

*A place is considered loud if you have to raise your volume or shout to communicate with someone who is standing 1m or 3ft away from you.

Audiologist speaking to a patient

How To Prepare For A Hearing Test

  1. Call the clinic at +65 6238 8832 or book an appointment online.
  2. Bring your identification card or passport.
  3. Avoid loud places* for at least 24 hours before your appointment as this can cause temporary hearing loss.
  4. If you have severe ear wax build-up, have your ears cleaned by a General Practitioner (GP) or Ear, Nose, Throat doctor (ENT).
  5. Keep yourself relaxed and comfortable.
  6. Have a family member come together with you.

*A place is considered loud if you have to raise your volume or shout to communicate with someone who is standing 1m or 3ft away from you.

Audiologist speaking to a patient
Child wearing red headphones

Hearing Tests For Children

The following tests are used by audiologists to diagnose hearing issues for children:

  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
  • Auditory Steady-State Response (ASSR)
  • CAPD Assessment
  • Immittance testing
  • Oto-Acoustic Emissions (OAE)
  • Play Audiometry
  • Pure Tone Audiometry (PTA)
  • Speech Discrimination Test
  • Tympanometry
  • Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA)

Hearing Tests For Children

The following tests are used by audiologists to diagnose hearing issues for children:

  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
  • Auditory Steady-State Response (ASSR)
  • CAPD Assessment
  • Immittance testing
  • Oto-Acoustic Emissions (OAE)
  • Play Audiometry
  • Pure Tone Audiometry (PTA)
  • Speech Discrimination Test
  • Tympanometry
  • Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA)
Child wearing red headphones

How To Prepare Your Child For A Hearing Test

It is important that your child feels comfortable during the hearing test for an accurate diagnosis. Here’s how you can prepare your child:

  1. Call the clinic at +65 6238 8832 or book an appointment online.
  2. Bring your child’s passport or identification card for the test.
  3. Ensure that your child avoids loud* places minimally 24 hours before the test.
  4. Remove wax from your child’s ears at a GP or ENT if there is a build-up of earwax.
  5. Help your child get used to having headphones or earbuds on and play music through the headphones softly.
  6. Help your child pay more attention to sounds they may hear in the environment. 

*A place is considered loud if you have to raise your volume or shout to communicate with your child who is standing 1m or 3ft away from you.

Audiologist looking into child's ear

How To Prepare Your Child For A Hearing Test

It is important that your child feels comfortable during the hearing test for an accurate diagnosis. Here’s how you can prepare your child:

  1. Call the clinic at +65 6238 8832 or book an appointment online.
  2. Bring your child’s passport or identification card for the test.
  3. Ensure that your child avoids loud* places minimally 24 hours before the test.
  4. Remove wax from your child’s ears at a GP or ENT if there is a build-up of earwax.
  5. Help your child get used to having headphones or earbuds on and play music through the headphones softly.
  6. Help your child pay more attention to sounds they may hear in the environment. 

*A place is considered loud if you have to raise your volume or shout to communicate with your child who is standing 1m or 3ft away from you.

Audiologist looking into child's ear

What To Expect During A Hearing Test at Hearing Partners

The whole process will take place in a soundproof room and should take about 30 minutes. You will first have a short consultation with the audiologist and have a physical ear examination done. 

Once the consultation and ear examination have been completed, the hearing assessment will be conducted. After which, you will await your results and understand more about your hearing capabilities.

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Step 1: Consultation with an audiologist

During the consultation with your audiologist, you will be asked questions regarding your hearing concerns, medical history and lifestyle. 

This is to assist the audiologist in ascertaining your hearing condition more accurately.

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Step 2: Physical ear examination

An instrument called an otoscope will be inserted into your ears for a physical examination. If you have an ear infection, there might be some discomfort or pain. 

This examination is to check for any earwax blockages or other irregularities.

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Step 3: Detailed hearing test

Next, a comprehensive hearing test will be conducted. This hearing test will include tone, speech and eardrum tests.

It will be conducted in a quiet and soundproof room. 

During which, the audiologist will record every tone that you were able to hear at the lowest possible volume.

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Step 4: Receive hearing test results

You will receive your test results on the same day. The results will evaluate the different kinds of hearing loss you may have. 

The degrees of hearing loss are often defined as:

  • Mild (21 – 45 dB HL) 
  • Moderate (66 – 60 dB HL)
  • Moderately severe (61 – 75 dB HL)
  • Severe (76 – 90 dB HL) and
  • Profound (91 dB HL). 

You will be advised on the type of hearing aid you need, depending on the severity of your hearing loss.

Why Choose Hearing Partners?

Comprehensive hearing tests

Whether you require a simple screening or a more thorough evaluation, you can rest assured that we will conduct a thorough examination before providing the best hearing solutions for you.

Professional audiologists

Hearing Partners has 118 years of audiology expertise and more than 2,800 clinics around the world. Over the years, we have provided effective and quality hearing care services for our clients.

With our valuable experience and knowledge, our team is qualified to recommend the right tests and treatments to help you hear better and achieve a better quality of life.

Customised hearing solutions

We understand that every case of hearing loss is unique. Based on the cause of your condition, lifestyle and needs, we’ll provide the best hearing devices for you and guide you through the entire process!

Customer Reviews

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“Lee Lee is very patient in answering all the queries that my grandpa has and explaining in simple terms so he could understand how to use the hearing aid.”

Vivien Ho

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“I would like to commend Si Hui for going the extra mile for my family and daughter. Top notch customer service with a smile. She is clearly passionate about her job.”

Teresa

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“Audiologist Ms. Soh has been very professional in her analysis and in dispensing advice. She is customer-centric, focused on the needs of her customers and patiently listening to concerns.”

G.G

FAQs About Hearing Tests

Who is recommended for a hearing test?

People who are older than age 60 and workers who work in high-noise industries are most recommended for hearing tests. However, it is good to go for hearing tests to check if your ears are functioning well, regardless of age or occupation.

When should I have my hearing tested?

It is advised to have your hearing tested if you experience the following: 

  • Others often complain that the volume you are on is too high or that you talk too loudly
  • You are always asking others to repeat what they say, find it hard to follow conversations in a noisy environment 
  • You have ringing sensations in your ears

Schedule a free appointment with Hearing Partners today to get your ears tested!

What is the price of a hearing test in Singapore?

The average price of a hearing test for an adult or child is $100 at Hearing Partners. If you have been having hearing issues, take a hearing test and treat it as quickly as possible at Hearing Partners.

How can I test my hearing at home?

There are many free hearing tests available online. For more accurate results, proceed to a quiet area and use headphones to conduct your selected test. 

For a precise and comprehensive diagnosis, schedule a consultation at a hearing clinic. Hearing Partners offers screening tests to get an overview of your present hearing.

What happens if hearing loss is left untreated?

Aside from your hearing, hearing loss also affects your health and overall quality of life. Deteriorating hearing sensitivity has been linked to decreased cognitive function, reduced mental health, and social anxiety and withdrawal.

If you notice any symptoms of hearing loss, schedule a consultation with our specialists as soon as possible — early detection is the key to hearing loss treatment.

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