Midwest Hearing Aid Systems is a division of Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists. You will see a Doctor of Audiology (audiologist) prior to an appointment with an Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) physician. At your appointment with an audiologist, we will explain the exam and tests that you will take and answer any questions you might have.

Every appointment is set to meet the needs of the patient. As such each appointment may be slightly different. In general an audiology exam may include: Your audiologist utilizing an otoscope to view your ear. This helps the audiologist spot anything unusual that might explain your hearing concerns. After seeing the way your ear looks, the audiologist may want to test how your ear is working.

If the audiologist is going to perform a hearing test it will take about 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how many different sounds and tests the audiologist performs. The audiologist might do pure-tone tests, which are used to figure out which tones and volumes you can hear. Or the audiologist might have you listen to words and repeat them.

Adult Hearing Evaluations

  • Pure tone measures (air and bone conduction)
  • Speech reception levels
  • Tympanometry

Pediatric Hearing Assessments

  • Visual Reinforcement Audiometry
  • Conditioned Play
  • Conventional

Infant/Newborn Hearing Evaluations

  • Newborn Hearing Screening program
  • Behavioral observation
  • OAE
  • Tympanometry
  • ABR