Audiometry Test

What is audiometry test?

Audiometry is a non-invasive hearing test that evaluates your capacity to hear various noises, pitches, and frequencies. It can help you determine if you have sensorineural hearing loss. The exams assess sound intensity and tone, as well as other aspects of inner ear function. Pure tone testing determines the softest or least audible sound that an individual can hear. Speech audiometry measures the capacity to detect and repeat spoken words at various volume.

Audiometry is also useful in determining the ability to discern between different sound intensities and speech from background noise.

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Why audiometry?

The study of assessing hearing acuity for variations in sound intensity, pitch, and tonal purity using thresholds and different frequencies is known as audiometry. It is a subfield of audiology. Audiometry is used to assess how well you hear. It is most commonly used when a person detects hearing loss. It is used to test hearing thresholds and individual hearing sensitivities in order to adjust pure tones at various frequencies.

What are the benefits of audiometry? 

  • To identify those who are at risk for sensorineural hearing loss.
  • It helps to know the extent and type of hearing loss. 
  • It helps to check your ability to distinguish between speech and background noise. 
  • It helps your doctor understand how the issues are related to your inner ear. 
  • It helps to detect if you have sensorineural hearing loss (damage to the nerve or cochlea) or conductive hearing loss (damage to the eardrum or the tiny ossicle bones).