This is typically done as a continuation of the Hearing Screening described above. Here we perform additional tests focusing on speech recognition. We measure for UCL(sometimes called LDL or loudness discomfort level), MCL (Most Comfortable Level), and your SDS or Speech Discrimination Score. All of these measurements are crucial for determining whether or not you have a hearing loss that is treatable with hearing aids, if there are any underlying medical conditions that should be addressed first, if hearing aids are appropriate, and to what extent can you expect them to helped. We routinely offer this at no cost as well, however, there are certain insurance companies that we work with that require a co-pay, usually $40 or less.