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.