An audiometry evaluation is a painless, noninvasive hearing test that measures a person’s ability to hear different sounds, pitches, or frequencies. It is also used to evaluate whether hearing aids or surgery may improve one’s hearing.
How long do hearing tests take? It should take about four minutes for each ear.
An Audiometry Test – It is tapped and placed against the bone behind each ear (mastoid bone) to test bone conduction. A formal hearing testing can give a more exact measure of hearing. Several tests may be done : Immittance audiometry — This test measures the function of the ear drum and the flow of sound through the middle ear.
How do you do a hearing test?
- Select RIGHT ear on the audiometer.
- Select 1000Hz with the FREQUENCY (HZ) dial or buttons.
- Select 50dBHL with the LEVEL (dB) dial or buttons.
- Press the TONE/PRESENTER button 1 to 2 seconds to play the tone to the child.
- If no response is obtained from the child, change to the LEFT ear to confirm unresponsiveness.