Pure Tone Test
A pure tone test checks for the lowest tones you can hear at various pitches, beginning from low to high.
You will be seated with earphones in a soundproof room, while the hearing specialist is seated outside to operate the auditory equipment. You will then be tested to see if you can hear a range of pitches, and respond to them by raising your finger or hand, or pressing a button. The earphones gather information from each ear, while a graph known as an audiogram records the results.
For young children, more play-oriented tests may be employed, including visual reinforcement audiometry (VRA) and conditioned play audiometry (CPA).