Audiometry

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An Audiometry is a test used to assess the hearing level of a person that covers both intensity and tone of sounds to determine how good a person’s hearing is.

Audiometry test is performed as a part of routine health check up or in response to a noticeable hearing loss which measures the hearing capacity of an individual.

Audiometry is used in a number of different circumstances including:

  • Evaluate possible hearing loss in people who have difficulty in understanding words in conversation.
  • To determine the type and degree/severity of hearing loss (conductive, sensorineural, or both).
  • Screening babies and young children for hearing problems that might interfere with their ability to communicate, learn, speak, or understand language.
  • To screen for hearing loss in people who are repeatedly exposed to loud noises or who are taking certain antibiotic drugs.