What are the common types of hearing test
At the current time, 360 million peoples suffer from hearing loss problem so hearing test in compulsory for the people who have some problem in hearing.
There are different types of hearing test
- Speech testing
Speech testing is a process of testing the measurement of your ability to recognise the voice, in which check how well you listen to the word and speak the same word.it works on SRT basis means speech reception threshold, in this testing, The audiologist will say words to you through headphones and you will repeat the words.
- Pure tone test
Pure tone testing is also known as pure tone audiometry in which uses air conduction to measure your ability to hear sounds at various pitches and volumes, in this testing headphones, also use to check the ability to hear, it is used to identify hearing threshold.
- Bone Conduction Testing
It is the same as pure tone testing.here also measures your inner ear ’s response to Sound With the help of conductor, it will send tiny vibrations through directly to Inner ear.It uses air to send audible sound it is a very important test in hearing loss.
In this test measure the response of air-drum with the help of air pressure. If there
Is a buildup of fluid, eardrum perforations or tumours, wax buildup. It basically
Test the middle ear function. Basically, it measures how much energy at a time tone of 22 Hz is generated by the typanometer into the ear canal where the sound
Strike vibrant into the middle ear.
- Acoustic Reflex Testing
It uses to identify the ear’s natural reflex of stifle loud sounds, it uses to determine
The problem in the ossicles, cochlea, auditory nerve and also help in finding out
the type of hearing loss.
- Hearing screening
This is a basic test of hearing related problems, it is very effective to know that you need to further treatment or not. This test categorised into two part pass and fail who have in pass category that is provided after the screening test who have no hearing loss problem.
- Hearing evaluation
It is an important process of hearing loss in this process the hearing specialist first look into
Your ear with an otoscope to examine the ear canal and eardrum after analysing they
Further start treatment.