Pure Tones- Testing for speech detection levels and speech understanding in quiet and in noise.
During this test, you will have earphones placed on or in your ears and you will receive instruction on what things you will listen for and respond to. The audiologist may have you repeat a list of familiar, everyday words at a comfortable listening level and a loud listening level. You may also be required to repeat sentences that are presented with background noise. You will then be asked to respond to pulsing tones of various frequencies to determine the level where you can barely detect the presence of the tones. These tones or frequencies represent much of the sounds you hear in your everyday listening situations.
All of the testing that is completed is used to help diagnose your hearing problems and will be used to help direct the management and treatment of your loss, if a loss is identified. All of the testing performed will be medically necessary and if there is any indication that a medical referral is needed, the audiologists at Potomac Audiology will help you understand the referrals.