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audiometry

 [aw″de-om´ĕ-tre]
measurement of the acuity of hearing through generation of tones of known frequencies and amplitudes. See also audiogram (def. 2). adj., adj audiomet´ric.
electrocochleographic audiometry measurement of electrical potentials from the middle ear or external auditory canal (cochlear microphonics and eighth nerve action potentials) in response to acoustic stimuli.
pure tone audiometry audiometry utilizing pure tones that are relatively free of noise and overtones.
speech audiometry that in which the speech reception threshold in decibels and the ability to understand speech (speech discrimination) are measured.

speech audiometry

speech audiometry

A test of the ability to hear and understand speech. The threshold of detection is measured in decibels.
See also: audiometry
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All the patients underwent assessment using PTA and speech audiometry.
Speech audiometry is an integral aspect of the basic audiological test battery.
The topics include measurement principles and the nature of hearing, speech audiometry, assessing infants and children, audiological management, and effects of noise and hearing conservation.
The candidates is thoroughly examined clinically in the ENT department by taking proper personal, family, drug history, and the history of exposure to loud sounds before evaluation by special investigation such as PTA, Impedance Audiometry, Speech Audiometry, Free Field Audiometry, BERA and OAE.
Speech audiometry findings were consistent with the pure-tone findings.
For both test & control groups, a detailed medical history was obtained, and physical examinations including anterior rhinoscopy, posterior rhinoscopy, otoscopy, tuning fork tests, impedance audiometry, pure tone audiometry, and speech audiometry, as indicated, were performed.
Speech audiometry results and pure-tone thresholds help otologists determine the level of hearing dysfunction and select the appropriate hearing aids for individual patients.
Students learn to perform otoscopic examinations, tuning fork tests, pure tone and speech audiometry with and without masking, and tympanometry.
Speech audiometry showed a maximum discrimination score of 0% at 80 dB in the right ear (representing socially useless hearing) and 100% at 80 dB in the left ear.
Ears that are under consideration for treatment with the Derlacki method also undergo air-bone and speech audiometry, and photographs are taken when feasible.

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