Uncomfortable Loudness Levels

This test determines the stage where sounds become uncomfortable to hear for a person.  You will be seated in a quiet room where you will be given headphones to wear and a handset to press.  Your hearing specialist will play a series of sounds through your headphones which will become gradually louder. The moment the sounds become uncomfortably loud, you press the button on the handset and the test will stop. 

This test should take 5 to 10 minutes to complete. Before the test, you should inform your hearing specialist if you’ve had tinnitus in the past.