MESA

(480) 725-2146

SCOTTSDALE

(480) 571-9788

MESA (480) 218-1328

SCOTTSDALE (480) 429-0026

 Hearing Tests / Diagnostic Audiometry

Audiometric testing, or more simply hearing testing, evaluates hearing sensitivity between the frequencies of 250-8000 Hz, all of which are necessary for both hearing and understanding speech.

Types of Hearing Tests

Audiometric testing is individualized and may be conducted in various ways depending on the age of the patient. Typically, air conduction audiometry is completed in addition to bone conduction audiometry in order to determine the type and severity of the hearing loss. Test results will allow the audiologist to diagnose conductive, mixed or sensorineural hearing loss.

There is also Supra-Frequency Audiometry, which evaluates hearing sensitivity between 8000Hz -16,000Hz. Although this frequency range is not essential for hearing speech, it is useful in measuring the overall health of the inner ear. Typically, Supra-Frequency testing is performed to detect the effects of noise exposure or ototoxicity.

parts of the earSound is comprised of waves of varying speed and height that determine the pitch and the volume of that sound. Those sound waves enter through the ear canal and travel inward striking the eardrum. The vibration of the eardrum causes movement of the middle ear bones magnifying the sound. Those vibrations enter the cochlea, which is the main sensory organ of hearing. The fluid in this space moves from the vibrations, bending tiny hair cells called cilia. These moving hair cells trigger an electrical impulse which travels along the auditory nerve to the brain where it is interpreted as sound.

Hearing Tests 101

What? Can you repeat that? Turn up the volume! If these are common sayings around your household, it’s likely someone has a hearing problem. People often choose to get a hearing test (or their spouse makes them get one!) when symptoms like these start to show up. Hearing changes can be detected much earlier, however, when testing is completed as a preventive measure, not just as a result of experiencing hearing difficulty.

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Happy Patients:

We want to thank Dr. Johnson and the staff at the South Scottsdale office, for their prompt service, when I had a problem, with one of my hearing aids. They saw me within an hour of my call to their office and resolved the problem, in a few minutes. We appreciate a business that is so helpful and caring.

As a person who was just diagnosed with tinnitus and some hearing loss, I decided to see Dr. Gary Johnson and discuss if hearing aids would be beneficial to me. Dr. Johnson gave me a thorough examination and evaluation and recommended hearing aids for me to help with the hearing loss and help quiet the tinnitus. I have been wearing my new hearing aids for about 2 months now and I am so happy with them. Dr. Johnson did a wonderful job evaluating what would work for me. He is very pleasant, listens to the needs of the patient, answers all questions and makes you feel very comfortable. I have been helped with the hearing aids for both my tinnitus and hearing loss. Don’t hesitate to go see Dr. Johnson if you are in need of someone who can help with your tinnitus and hearing problems. He is the best in the business.

I had a hearing aid quit on me. I went into the Mesa location and was greeted by a pleasant young lady and was promptly helped to get my hearing aid working again. And there was no charge !! Great service and pleasant staff. What a great experience!!

Happy Patients

We want to thank Dr. Johnson and the staff at the South Scottsdale office, for their prompt service, when I had a problem, with one of my hearing aids. They saw me within an hour of my call to their office and resolved the problem, in a few minutes. We appreciate a business that is so helpful and caring.

Happy Patients

I had a hearing aid quit on me. I went into the Mesa location and was greeted by a pleasant young lady and was promptly helped to get my hearing aid working again. And there was no charge !! Great service and pleasant staff. What a great experience!!

Will health insurance cover my hearing aids? What about ear wax removal?

Insurance covers many hearing & audiology services

Health insurance companies cover a variety of hearing aids. Since there are often specific requirements, and/or limitations on what or how much is covered, it is important to thoroughly understand what your health plan offers. It is our goal to find the type of hearing aid that is most suitable for your hearing loss. We will also help you understand your treatment options as they relate to your health insurance coverage.

Most insurance typically covers the cost of earwax removal services, with the patient paying only their standard policy deductible. However, the cost of earwax removal is not as expensive as you might think – without going through insurance, the cost of a standard earwax removal is $95.00 for either one ear or two.

We proudly contract with the insurance companies listed below. Our list is constantly growing, so check back often to see if your company is included. Alternatively, you can call us for assistance with your plan’s coverage, or to see if we contract with your insurance.

AARP / AARP Medicare Complete
ACN Connected Care
Aetna / ALL plans/ Banner
Alaska Care
Arizona Care Network (ACN)
Arizona Complete Health (AHCCCS)
Allwell Commerical / AHCCCS
Ambetter
Ameriben
American Postal Workers Union (APWU)
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment (AHCCCS)
Arizona Medical Network (AMN)
AZ Complete Health Care
Banner University Medicare Advantage (SNP)
Banner University LTC (AHCCCS)
Banner University Family Care (AHCCCS)
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Auth required for Banner)
Children's Rehabilitation Services (CRS)
Cigna (All Plans)
CMDP (AHCCCS)
Cofinity
Core Civic
Coventry
First Health
Fortified Provider Network (HMN)
GEHA
Gilsbar
Golden Rule
Great West Health
Health Choice (AHCCCS)
Health Choice Pathway (SNP)
Health Management Network (HMN)
Healthnet (All Plans)
Healthnet Federal Services
Health Smart
Humana (All Plans)
ICE Health Services (IHS)
Imperial Insurance
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicare Part B
Medicare Railroad
Magellan Complete Care
Meritain
Meritus
Mercy Care Advantage (SNP)
Mercy Care Plan (AHCCCS)
Mercy Care Group Health
Mercy Care RBHA
Mercy Maricopa Integrated
Molina Care (AHCCCS)
Multiplan/RAN
Oscar Healthcare (Cigna only)
OWCP (Workers Comp.)
Refugee Medical Asst. Program (RMAP)
Southwest Services Administrators
Tricare West Region / HNFS
Triwest / VA Community Care
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW)
UHC AARP Medicare Complete (Auth required for Banner)
UHC Dual Complete (SNP)
UHC Community Plan (AHCCCS)
UMR
United Mine Workers Union (UMWU)
United Healthcare (Auth required for Banner)
VA Community Care
Wellcare
Washington State Labor of Industry

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Hearing Tests was last modified: November 10th, 2022 by Olivia