Pure Tone Audiometery

Audiological Tests,
Pure Tone Audiometery

Pure tone audiometry is a test performed by an audiologist to assess ones hearing sensitivity.

To carry out this test we need an audiometer, an instrument to deliver sound stimuli.

Ideally a sound treated room is required to carry out this test.

Patient is made to sit comfortably and being instructed as follows; "after putting these headphones onto your ears you will be hearing a tone/beep, whenever you hear that, you raise your finger even if it is very soft".

An audiogram is a representation of one's hearing. It is a graph frequency versus intensity shows hearing sensitivity of an individual.

Assessment is done at different frequency and intensity levels.

An audiogram provides information regarding degree and type of hearing loss.

When a person has trouble understanding others (receptive language), or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings completely (expressive language), then he or she has a language disorder.