What does the hearing test look like when you come in your appointment? Initially, we really want to take a look at the human auditory pathways. There are three parts to the pathway: the outer, the middle, and the inner part of the ear. So let's talk about the first one, the outer part of the ear. That really takes a good inspection. Looking down the pathway, we want to make sure the whole area is clear and clean. As audiologists, we want to see a healthy eardrum to make sure there's no obstruction preventing sound to get down where it needs to go.