Pure-Tone Testing for Hearing Loss

Posted on October 10, 2011. Filed under: hearing education, hearing educatoin, hearing health | Tags: , , , , |

In previous articles we have discussed the importance of having your hearing health tested. This is because it allows for patients to receive the appropriate treatment, and be prescribed the most suitable hearing aid. In this article we will talk about Pure-Tone Hearing Test.

As the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) explains “A pure-tone air conduction hearing test determines the faintest tones a person can hear at selected pitches (frequencies), from low to high. During this test, earphones are worn so that information can be obtained for each ear.”

If a child being tested refuses to wear earphones, speakers are used inside a sound booth, known as “sound-field screening” to conduct the test. The results, which are recorded in an audiogram, may not be as accurate, since this type of test is not able to analyze information from each ear.

For more information about the different types of hearing tests available, to help diagnose loss of hearing, contact your local Miami Hearing Center. An audiologist such as Dr. Joseph Duran will help in the treatment and diagnosis of your hearing.


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I spent my entire life working with the deaf and hard of hearing. 40 years of that in my own hearing aid practice. It’s been a wonderful life to help people find new meaning for their lives.The John Hopkins University School of Medicine states that many health problems are related to hearing loss. The more hearing loss one has, the greater the chance of developing Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The Hopkins report goes on to say that Hearing aids could delay or prevent these problems. Some of the other problems that hearing loss can cause is loneliness, isolation and depression. If you have a hearing loss, get an evaluation right away. Don’t put it off any longer.

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