It is the name given to the tests used in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing impairment in which the patient’s hearing functions are measured. In other words, all tests related to ear and hearing are called audiometry.
Why Do Audiometric Tests Be Performed?
Hearing loss can be caused by ear infections, general or hereditary diseases, various injuries, old age, as well as by the outer ear, tympanum, inner ear, auditory nerves, or a lack of function in one or more of the central nervous system. However, hearing problems can easily be solved with the help of technology.
Early diagnosis is vital in the diagnosis and treatment process when a problem of the type mentioned above is encountered. Therefore, a thorough examination and proper treatment should be considered carefully. In short, the best service in audiometric treatments, the best quality examination tools and the selection of a good hospital plays a big role in the process.
On the other hand, hearing loss as a result of unknown causes is also common. The most important way to prevent progressive or sudden hearing loss is to have regular audiometry tests.
Once the cause of the hearing loss, the degree and type of damage has been diagnosed, determining the appropriate treatment will both facilitate the treatment and prevent an increase in hearing loss.
These tests are:
Pure audio audiometry: Tests that help determine the minimum and maximum volume that the ears can hear. It proceeds interactively between the patient and the audiometrist, the audiometrist sends sound waves to the patient in an isolated environment from the sound, and if the patient hears these sounds, he presses the button in his hand. It provides information about the sound process starting from the auricle and ending in the brain with airway measurements. In bone conduction measurements, a process starting from the ear is controlled.
Tympanometry: Tympanometry, which means measuring with an instrument attached to the external ear canal, serves to measure the middle ear pressure.
Tympanometry is used to measure the pressure in the middle ear.
In order to measure with tympanometry, the eardrum should not be punctured. The pressure in the middle ear is measured with a probe inserted into the outer ear canal. A graph appears as a result of the measurements. According to this graph, the presence of collapse in the eardrum and the pressure in the middle ear are evaluated. In middle ear inflammation, pressure problems due to nasal flesh or allergy, a decrease in middle ear pressure is observed.
Audiometric and Tympanometry Tests We Offer in Our Hospital:
– Pure Audio Audiometry and Speech Tests
– Tympanometry Test (Middle Ear Pressure Measurement)
– Valsalva – Toynbee (Eustachian Function Tests)
– Acoustic Reflex Measurement and Reflex Thresholds
– Reflex Decay Measurement, Metz Recruitment
– Tinnitus Test