Hearing Tests in Perth

At Art of Hearing, We Listen to You

We have a broad profile of hearing tests available for patients. Our state of art equipment and facilities enable us to perform advanced testing.

Types of our Hearing Tests

At Art of Hearing, we can perform the following audiology tests;

  • Pure Tone Testing
  • Bone Conduction Testing
  • Speech Testing
  • Tympanometry
  • Acoustic Reflex Testing
  • Auditory Brainstem Response
  • Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs)

How We Conduct Hearing Tests?

Audiologists conduct a hearing test by using tools such as screening audiometers, diagnostic audiometers and an otoscope.

Audiometers are machines to evaluate hearing acuity. They are normally embedded pieces of hardware with a pair of headphones attached with some having feedback buttons for patients or controlled via the computer. Generally these machines would emit pure tones into the patient’s ears for screening audiometers. Diagnostic audiometers have additional functions. 

An otoscope also known as an auriscope is a medical device to look inside the ears of a patient. This device is normally used to check for infections or other illnesses that could lurk within the ear.

Hearing Test Perth

As hearing loss can be developed as one ages or due to infection, it is best to get acquainted with an audiologist to ease the transition in ones life. To get a Hearing Test Perth, schedule an appointment with an Art of Hearing audiologist from the many clinics available around Perth. All the tools mentioned previously will be available in an audiologists clinic. No special preparations will be necessary when attending a test.

Audiology Testing Perth

The first step for the audiologist will be to verify with the otoscope, that the ear is clean of wax, eardrums functional, no infection in the ears and middle ear is fluid free. Once all the above has been confirmed the audiologist can proceed to the next step which is to use the Audiometer to run a screening test.

The pure tone audiometry from the Audiometer will be played into the patient’s ears at multiple set frequencies to either one or both of the ears of the patient. For each level of the frequency of the tone, the audiologist will increase and decrease the intensity thus testing different levels of stimulation and recording the patient’s response. The tones are generally selected within the speech region, between 500Hz to 4000Hz.

If an initial test with the screening audiometer registers as tail, then a diagnostic audiometer will be used. Commonly the tests that can be conducted with a diagnostic audiometer are air conduction, bone conduction, a variety of speed tests and over threshold testing.

For your audiology testing Perth needs you can visitt “Art of Hearing” for a consultation at https://www.artofhearing.com.au or dial the number (08) 9390 8811. You can find “Art of Hearing” clinics conveniently based around Perth at https://www.artofhearing.com.au/locations/.

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Tympanometry

This test measures the movement of your eardrum in response to air pressure. It can determine if there is a buildup of fluid, wax buildup, eardrum perforations or tumors.

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Acoustic Reflex Testing

This test measures involuntary muscle contractions of the middle ear and is used to determine the location of your hearing problem (the ossicles, cochlea, auditory nerve, etc.) as well as the type of hearing loss.

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Pure Tone Testing

This type of test uses air conduction to measure your ability to hear sounds at various pitches and volumes. You will be asked to wear headphones and sit in a specially designed booth. A series of sounds will be broadcast through the headphones. Every time you hear a tone you will be instructed to raise your hand or press a button. The results will then be charted on an audiogram.

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Bone Conduction Testing

This is another type of pure-tone test that measures your inner ear’s response to sound. A conductor will be placed behind your ear; it will send tiny vibrations through the bone directly to the inner ear. This is different than the traditional version, which uses air to send audible sounds. If the results of this test are different than the pure-tone audiometry, your audiologist can use this information to determine your type of hearing loss.

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Speech Testing

This type of testing is used to measure your speech reception threshold (SRT), or the faintest speech you can understand 50 percent of the time. It is administered in either a quiet or noisy environment and measures your ability to separate speech from background noise.

Hearing & Audiology Test Referrals

Referrals for Hearing Tests

At Art of Hearing, we work closely with GPs, ENT Surgeons to provide the best information and advice for patients. If you require a test, please get a referral from your treating GP today.

Occupational Health & WorkCover

Art of Hearing is a certified Work Cover provider. We also provide hearing tests for the Occupational Health settings in industries and work environments. Enquire today for further information.

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