A hearing screening is a screening test performed to determine whether hearing is within normal limits. Hearing screenings are commonly performed in schools, at pediatrician and primary care physician offices, and other medical environments. A hearing screening is done using an instrument that is calibrated for that specific purpose.
A hearing screening does not diagnose a hearing loss, it only determines whether there is a need for a referral to a hearing healthcare professional for further evaluation. For any failed hearing screening, a referral to a hearing healthcare professional is recommended.