Speech audiometry


Speech audiometry is a complementary review of air and bone conduction. This test doesn’t record the perception threshold, but the language understanding threshold and the phonetic discernment. This test confirms pure tone audiometry and allows estimating the ability to understand words.

 

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Aimed diseases: helps diagnosis of retro-cochlear pathologies (acoustic nerve tumor, hearing neuropathies).

 

Method: test consists to ask the patient to repeat a series of words that he hears. By varying words elocution, a curve appears relating the percentage of discrimination in function of power. Well known by the hearing professionals for the ability to refine settings of hearing prosthesis, this test is also used for retro-cochlear pathologies diagnosis, like neuropathies or acoustic neuromas. 

 

Echodia devices allowing speech audiometry measurements: ELIOS and AUDIOSMART