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Step 3: Hearing Test

The next step of the examination is the actual hearing test which is conducted in a quiet testing room.  You will be given simple instructions and each ear will be tested individually. When you hear a tone, you press a button or raise your hand. The test results - illustrated as a graph or an audiogram - show your hearing threshold, i.e. the softest sounds you are able to hear at different frequencies (Hz).

We will also carry out a bone conduction test to measure your ability to hear pure tones, by placing a small bone conductor behind your ear. Instead of emitting audible sounds, the bone conductor sends tiny vibrations to the inner ear. The results of these vibrations give another indication of your hearing threshold and are also shown on the audiogram.

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A comparison of these two test results provides a better indication of which particular parts of the ear are responsible for the hearing loss.

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