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Hearing Test For Adults

In Malaysia, 63% of individuals over 56 years old and 16.1% of those between 18 and 55 years old experience some degree of hearing loss1.

Undergoing a comprehensive hearing test can provide valuable insights into your hearing abilities across different sound frequencies vital for understanding speech. At Hearing Partners, our cutting-edge hearing diagnostic equipment ensure precise evaluations of your hearing health.

Hearing Tests for Adults at Hearing Partners

The hearing test will be conducted by one of our experienced hearing care professionals, who will also handle the diagnosis and treatment of your hearing loss. The hearing tests we provide are classified as either screening or diagnostic tests. Our audiologists will advise you on the type of hearing test you need.

Screening tests

Most cases of hearing loss in adults are a result of ageing and exposure to loud noises.

To identify any possible problems or conditions associated with hearing loss, we provide a variety of tests including:

  • Screening audiometry
  • Ear check-up
  • Occupational health screening
  • Hearing aid consultation

Diagnostic tests

For cases that require more in-depth diagnostic tests, we have 2 dedicated hearing centres that work alongside audiologists and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialists for a full hearing assessment.

We offer the following tests:

  • Tympanogram
  • Otoacoustic Emission (OAE)
  • Videonystagmography (VNG)
  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
  • Auditory Steady State Response (ASSR)

Signs of Hearing Loss in Adults

These are some common signs of hearing loss in adults. As each individual is unique, the signs may also vary from person to person.

 

  • Frequently asking others to repeat themselves
  • Turning up the volume higher than usual
  • Difficulties hearing in noisy environments
  • Difficulties following conversations with more than 2 people
  • Frequently perceiving people as mumbling
  • Difficulties comprehending the voices of women and children
Woman having trouble hearing during a phone call
Woman with hearing loss cupping her ear

Degrees of Hearing Loss

The severity of your hearing loss can be identified through an in-depth hearing test. The degree of severity is often defined as:

  • Mild (21 – 40 dB HL) 
  • Moderate (41 – 55 dB HL)
  • Moderately severe (56 – 70 dB HL)
  • Severe (71 – 90 dB HL)
  • Profound (91 dB HL)

Why Choose Hearing Partners?

Experienced hearing care professionals

Hearing Partners is dedicated to delivering exceptional and reliable hearing care services. Our extensive knowledge and expertise enable us to provide recommendations tailored to your specific needs.

Comprehensive diagnosis

From basic screenings to comprehensive hearing assessments, we will perform a detailed evaluation to understand your hearing needs before offering the most suitable solutions for your condition.

Customised hearing solutions

We understand that every case of hearing loss is unique. Thus, our recommendations are made according to your needs, lifestyle and preferences. You can rest assured that we will guide you along every step of your journey towards better hearing.

Customer Reviews

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“I Wish to say Tq to Mr Mohammad Syafiq fr Hearing Partners greentown Ipoh for his excellent services. He is very friendly and patient attending to my parents. We have bought the hearing aids from him and my parents are happy with the hearing aids. They can listen better and clearly. Keep it up with your good services. TQ again.”

Kar Siew Lee

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“HBC team are polite, helpful and go out of their way to make their Clients feel comfortable. I am extremely happy with the way they attend to my mum… from the initial purchase right to the annual servicing of her hearing aid. Anyone looking for hearing aids, for themselves or their parents, should definitely come here.”

Dr. Shireen Hashim

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“Ms Chong is very patience audiologist who always tried her best to help me and provide the best service whenever she can. Furthermore, she always follow up with me as per scheduled to make sure my hearing aids are always in good condition.”

Khong Yi Low

FAQs About Hearing Tests for Adults

Who should take a hearing test?

We recommend that adults who are 18 years old or older and do not show any signs of hearing loss undergo a hearing test at least once every 10 years. This can allow for early detection and intervention. On the other hand, adults who have reached the age of 50 should take a hearing test every 3 years.

For those who experience any signs of hearing loss mentioned above, we advise seeking immediate medical attention to identify and address any potential hearing loss promptly.

How much does a hearing test cost in Malaysia?

At Hearing Partners, our hearing tests cost RM40 to RM100.

How do I prepare for a hearing test?

Before the hearing testOn the day of the hearing test

  1. To minimise the risk of temporary hearing loss, avoid loud venues* for 24 hours leading up to your appointment.

  2. If you have a severe build-up of earwax, you may visit a General Practitioner (GP) or ENT doctor to have your ears cleaned.

  3. Arrange to have a family member come for the appointment together with you.


  1. Bring your identification card or passport.

  2. Remain relaxed and comfortable during the test.


*A place is considered loud when you have to raise your voice or shout to converse with another person who is standing 1m or 3ft away from you.

What can I expect during a hearing test at Hearing Partners?

This is the typical process of taking a hearing test at Hearing Partners:

  1. Before the hearing test, you will have a short consultation with the hearing care professionals to better understand your hearing concerns, medical history and lifestyle.
  2. After the consultation, the hearing care professionals will conduct a detailed physical examination of your ear.
  3. Next, a hearing test will be conducted in a soundproof room. It is painless and will take approximately 30 minutes.
  4. Finally, the hearing care professionals will review the assessment results with you and share the recommended follow-up steps.

1Referenced from the Ministry of Health Malaysia

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