frequency in a hearing test?

Question by Tweety: frequency in a hearing test?
what frequencies (Hz) do they test when u go for a hearing test?

My ears have been popping and clogged for 7 months now and the dr said , i should have a hearing test too.

So just wondering what frequencies are tested? and what results is considered normal and what is not( meaning what result would show u need a hearing aid)

I was also wondering how do they record the results too. I mean is it Hz at certain volumes that u hear and see if u can hear it or not

Best answer:

Answer by gillianprowe
They will do a full range of hearing in various forms, Hz just being one. Likewise they will throw in a few mistakes, just to make sure you are not trying to bluff the tester. Sound travels at different MHz and so you might just have loss in one area which would be normal. It could simply mean not being able to hear a fly as if flys past. All they do is place you in a sound booth, or room, put headphones on and play various pops and pings. When you hear the pop or ping you press the button. Obviously, their is a calculated miss built in and they can replay that sound again to see if you miss it again or if you are just panicking. As for what is normal or abnormal, that depends on your age. As we age we loose certain points of out hearing. Do not worry, Good Luck

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One Response to “frequency in a hearing test?”

  1. Hearing Professional says:

    a hearing test usually tests 250 Hz to 8000 Hz. They will play the sounds at several loudness levels and give you several times to “hear” it in order to be sure the test results are accurate. In addition they may do some tests where you repeat words back to them.

    Loudness is measured in dB (decibels) and normal hearing is from 0-20 dB no matter how old you are. Any results greater than 20 dB is considered hearing loss and may require a hearing aid. However, you will not be forced to buy a hearing aid nor do you absolutely need a hearing aid if you have a mild loss you may get around just find without a hearing aid. The audiologist will talk it over with you and let you know your options. In addition if you having some sort of medical problem with your ears they need to treat that and be sure it is cleared up before proceeding with a hearing aid. So you may have “clogged” ears giving you a hearing loss for now, but once treated medically by ENT the hearing could return to normal. The hearing test will find out if you have a loss that is medically treatable or a loss that is permanent.


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