Pure-Tone Testing for Hearing Loss
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.