Pure Tone and Bone Conduction Hearing Tests
Pure tone audiometry, which includes air and bone conduction testing, is used to measure hearing sensitivity to determine the type and degree of hearing loss specific to the patient. During this evaluation, the patient responds to a series of low and high frequency tones.
In this evaluation, the speech reception threshold in decibels and the ability to understand speech are measured. This examination uses a series of low and high frequency words to determine your ability to understand these words in a conversation. We will also give you a list of words to repeat. The results help to determine the degree of hearing loss, your ability to understand speech and how hearing aids might help improve your ability to communicate in certain situations.
Tympanometry is an examination that tests the condition of the middle ear and mobility of the eardrum and conduction bones, by changing air pressure in the ear canal.
Sound Field Testing
Sound Field Testing is performed through speakers and consists of tones and speech tests. This would be used with individuals unable to tolerate headphones and very young children. Sound field testing is also used to test hearing aid performance.
Cochlear Implant Screening
A member of our Audiology team can discuss with the patient if they happen to be a candidate for Cochlear implant and what the process is likely to involve.