Basic Hearing Test
A basic hearing test involves carefully listening through headphones that are placed over the ears or insert earphones that are placed in the ear canals.
You will be asked to repeat words that become progressively softer as well as to repeat words that are presented at a comfortable listening level. You will also be asked to listen for tones or beeps that vary in pitch and loudness and instructed to press a button when you hear the tones.
The tones will be presented through the headphones and/or insert earphones, as well as through a bone conduction vibrator on a headband that is placed behind the ear. By completing the basic tests that have been described, both the type and degree of hearing loss that you may have can be determined.
Basic hearing test results are Interpreted on an Audiogram.