Hearing Tests 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 in 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 in 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 audiometric testing Perth needs you can visit “Art of Hearing” for a consultation or call us on (08) 9390 8811. You can also find our conveniently located “Art of Hearing” audiology clinics throughout the Perth region.

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Tympanometry

This test is used to measure the movement of your eardrum in response to differences in air pressure. If you are having issues with your hearing, this will determine if there is a fluid or wax build up, or if your eardrum is perforated or has a tumor.

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Acoustic Reflex Testing

To find the source of a hearing problem, as well as the type of hearing loss, this test is used to measure the involuntary muscle contractions of the middle ear, a key tool in detecting whether there is decreased admittance, which is a measure of how much sound gets into the ear.

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Pure Tone Testing

Using air conduction, your ability to hear sounds at various pitches and volumes will be tested and the results will be charted on an audiogram. You will sit in a specially designed booth, and wear headphones. Every time you hear a sound, you will be instructed to press a button or raise a hand.

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Bone Conduction Testing

This is another type of pure-tone testing that can help determine your type of hearing loss by measuring your inner ear’s response to sound. A conductor will be placed behind your ear, sending tiny vibrations through the bone directly to the inner ear. This differs from the traditional testing, which makes use of air to send audible sounds.

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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.

Call (08) 9390 8811 for Appointments or Visit Our Clinics