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How Does A Hearing Test Work?

During an audiometry evaluation, a variety of tests may be performed.

A pure tone audiometry test measures the softest, or least audible, sound that a person can hear. During this test you will wear headphones and be asked to listen to a range of sounds in one ear at a time.

A word recognition test, also known as a speech discrimination test, will test your ability to understand speech from background noise. Speech may sound garbled if your speech discrimination is poor.


This test is extremely important in predicting the usefulness of a hearing aid and determining exactly what solution is right for you.


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