Conventional Audiometric Assessment
Assess hearing acuity by requiring a specific response (such as hand-raising or button pushing) to an acoustic stimulus. Appropriate for testing people from school age through adulthood.
Patients are asked to raise their hand or press a button each time they hear a sound. Basic audiologic assessment also includes speech reception threshold (SRT) testing and word recognition measures. Comprehensive assessment includes tympanometry, acoustic reflex and acoustic reflex decay testing.
This test is performed by air and bone conduction to obtain ear-specific and frequency-specific information. Results define the nature and degree of hearing impairment.
Sample test results