Pure tone audiometry is a hearing test used for measuring hearing sensitivity. It measures both peripheral and central auditory systems. In this test, the patient wears earphones attached to the audiometer. Pure tones of a specific frequency are delivered to one ear. The patient is asked to give a signal when they hear sound. The volume required to hear each tone is marked with a graph.
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Query: Hello doctor, I am a man in my early twenties that started using hearing aids about a year ago. I am very happy with this, it has really changed my life. Just recently I started reading up a bit more and now I feel very confused and weird about it all. The thing is, I was told I had a mild mid-freq... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me tell you a statement which explains it perfectly. The ear receives the sound but interpretation of sound happens at the brain. So many a times with mild hearing loss speech perception is low moreover you have tinnitus too. I hope you have fitted with digital pr... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have a chronic migraine for almost five months now, no medicines or treatments have worked and transferring to a hospital with more resources soon. Over the past few years, I have noticed that I am having more and more trouble hearing. You could knock, walk into the room, and ask... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Auditory processing disorder could be the possible reason but before that, the initial level of otosclerosis (spongy bone formation in the middle ear ossicle restricts the sound transmission, middle ear infection) should be ruled out. My advice is to consult with an a... Read Full »