Hearing test treatment, as you can well understand from the treatment name itself, is a form of treatment that involves testing your sense of hearing at different frequencies. This particular test is usually performed by an audiologist or hearing specialist or an ENT in a sound-proof room or cubicle using an audiometer. In the hearing test procedure, your hearing care professional will play a sound for you to hear. This sound wave starts as vibrations in the air around you that happens at a defined frequency and at specified amplitude. It is the vibration frequency of a sound wave that actually determines the pitch of the sound and the amplitude signifies the volume of the sound. When these sound waves reach the inside structure of the ear, they are converted into nerve impulses, which are sent to the brain, and it is sound that we actually hear.
While there are a number of hearing test treatment options available viz. pure tone audiometry, weber and rinne, hearing in noise, tympanogram, acoustic reflex test and many others, depending upon your nature of hearing loss, the specialist decides which type of test you should undergo. It is the test results that help the professional detect and diagnose the kind of hearing loss you are suffering from. The entire process takes not more than 20 minutes of time to be completed, and the end result of the test is, it measures how well you can hear the sound waves that enter your ear and also the nerve impulse that spreads through the skull.
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