A bone conduction test sends tones to a device placed behind your head. This test assesses your inner ear’s hearing ability by allowing sounds to bypass your external auditory canal and middle ear through your skull. This allows it to more accurately examine your inner ear’s hearing ability without having the external auditory canal and middle ear affecting results.
The results of your test are revealed on an audiogram. It may show that your hearing is normal or that there’s impairment. If there is hearing loss, it will indicate the severity (mild, moderate, severe, profound) and the type (conductive, sensori-neural, mixed).