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Pure-Tone Thresholds Audiometry

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Pure-Tone Thresholds Audiometry


Puretone audiometry is a hearing test to establish the presence or absence of hearing loss. If hearing loss is present, the type and degree of hearing loss will be determined.

How is it Performed?

The patient will be seated in a soundproof booth, with the Audiologist seated outside. The Audiologist will have a clear view of the patient through a glass window, and will perform the test using a calibrated audiometer. The test will take about 20 minutes and comprises of two parts:

  • Air-conduction thresholds test
    In an air-conduction test, test signals are delivered through a pair of headphones or insert earphones.
  • Bone-conduction thresholds test
    In bone-conduction tests, test signals are delivered through a bone vibrator that conducts the sound directly to the inner ear.

Test signals range from 250 Hz to 8 KHz and the patients are required to respond by pressing a button when he/she hears the test signals.

At the end of the assessment, patients will be given a comprehensive hearing test report consisting of ear-specific and frequency-specific information that will indicate the type and degree of the hearing impairment.



Before the test

Before any hearing test can be conducted, the ear canals will be inspected using an otoscope to check for any abnormalities (i.e. impacted earwax) that would prevent a proper testing or warrant consultation e.g. with an ENT Specialist.

Before the test