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).