Audiometry baseline testing Beenleigh is a standard form of hearing assessment that can reveal any changes in your hearing. Audiometric tests come in many different forms and formats, but the most common type is Baseline Testing. They measure your hearing at various frequencies to determine how well you hear across a range of pitches and volumes. Audiologists use this information for diagnosis or monitoring purposes and develop an individualized rehabilitation plan explicitly tailored to your needs.
How does it work?
Auditory thresholds are assessed by measuring sound levels with a decibel meter from softest sounds that can be heard up to loudest sounds that cannot be heard without pain, depending on the patient’s age being tested (younger patients tolerate more audible sounds). Audiologists typically test sound levels from 0.0 to 120 decibels (dB) for the frequency range of 500 Hz — 8000 Hz, divided into a lower and an upper threshold value that indicates the softest sound heard at each pitch. Audiometry results are plotted on either a graph or as numbers according to how well you listen, using various frequencies and pitches to determine what your hearing loss may be due to and its severity.
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