What is a Hearing or Audiological test?
A hearing test provides an evaluation of the sensitivity of a person’s sense of hearing and is most often performed by an audiologist using an audiometer. An audiometer is used to determine a person’s hearing sensitivity at different frequencies. The test will measure the quietest sound that can be heard several points across the speech range – this hearing test hearing test is termed an audiogram.
Audiology evaluations consist of a series of tests used to determine whether a hearing loss exists and, if so, measure its type, degree and configuration. An audiologist will assess the results of each individual test in order to develop a treatment plan geared toward your unique hearing loss.
The hearing test will be performed by an audiologist, whether NHS or on a private basis the basics of the test should remain the same as described below. There are other hearing tests as well, e.g., Pure Tone Audiometry [PTA] test, Tympanometry test etc.