A tinnitus assessment will take 90 minutes, your clinician will start by asking you questions about your medical and hearing history, which is commonly known as case history. Sample questions are as follows:
For how long and what have you noticed difficulty with your hearing?
Have you experienced hearing difficulty gradually or suddenly?
Do you have a history of ear infections/ surgeries?
Do you hear ringing, buzzing or humming in your ears?
Is there a family history of hearing loss
Next, your clinician will conduct a test or series of test to assess, such as:
Loudness tinnitus pitch
Loudness and sound tolerance test
Finally, the clinician will discuss your assessment results with you and also help you to understand why tinnitus became a problem and how it can be treated. If your clinician detects any sign of an underlying medical condition, they will prepare a hearing test report explaining the results to your GP for further clinical assessments.